Looks aren't everything

Byrd, Hugh and Nash, Eva (2012) Looks aren't everything. Build, 130 . pp. 38-39. ISSN 0110-4381

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Abstract

Architectural awards are generally given soon after completion of a house and so the awards tend to
be a reflection of the appearance of a building rather than its performance. The houses may look
sexy but how do they perform? We analysed the environmental performance of award winning
houses in New Zealand over the last 50 years to see if designers are becoming more aware of the
importance of energy efficiency or learning from the information that has been made available from
BRANZ, EECA and others concerning improved energy performance and the implications of climate
change.

Additional Information:Architectural awards are generally given soon after completion of a house and so the awards tend to be a reflection of the appearance of a building rather than its performance. The houses may look sexy but how do they perform? We analysed the environmental performance of award winning houses in New Zealand over the last 50 years to see if designers are becoming more aware of the importance of energy efficiency or learning from the information that has been made available from BRANZ, EECA and others concerning improved energy performance and the implications of climate change.
Keywords:design awards, housing, energy efficiency
Subjects:H Engineering > H221 Energy Resources
K Architecture, Building and Planning > K450 Housing
Divisions:College of Arts > School of Architecture & Design > School of Architecture & Design (Architecture)
ID Code:7821
Deposited On:05 Mar 2013 20:34

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