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Topics: Sustainability, Green building, Deconstruction Pages: 3 (451 words) Published: March 12, 2014
INSTRUCTIONS: 1. THERE ARE SEVEN (7) QUESTIONS IN THIS PAPER. 2. ANSWER FIVE (5) QUESTIONS ONLY.
Question 1
Sandy Halliday in her book “Sustainable Construction” (2008, p.30) states: “Significant changes in attitudes towards the environmental and social impact of construction have been taking place in recent years. Pressures on the industry involving the three strands of sustainability – economics, social equity and environmental enhancement – have led to activity in development of appropriate policies throughout the sector, and to more stringent legislation….

As a consequence, the construction industry… is developing policies and practices that are environmentally and socially more responsible…” Based on the statement, discuss a range of factors that prompted the changes in attitude and consequential changes in policies and legislation to reverse unsustainable trends in the construction industry. [TOTAL: 20 MARKS]

Question 2
Charles Kilbert in his book “Sustainable Construction: Green Building Design and Delivery (2005, pp.120-121) has listed down 11 (eleven) “Design Considerations and Practices for Sustainable Building” based on the US Local Government Sustainable Buildings Guidebook, 1996. Discuss these design considerations and practices.

[TOTAL: 20 MARKS]

Question 2
Charles Kilbert in his book “Sustainable Construction: Green Building Design and Delivery (2005, pp.120-121) has listed down 11 (eleven) “Design Considerations and Practices for Sustainable Building” based on the US Local Government Sustainable Buildings Guidebook, 1996. Discuss these design considerations and practices.

[TOTAL: 20 MARKS]

Question 3
Discuss the NINE (9) bases for Ecological Design suggested by Ken Yeang in his books, “Designing with Nature” (1995) and “Ecodesign – A Manual for Ecological Design” (2008). Give THREE (3) examples of Ken Yeang’s prominent works accompanied by your comments. [TOTAL: 20 MARKS]

Question 4
Explain with examples, the concepts of...
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