A preliminary framework for site planning and site design in green buildings

X. S. Huo, A. T.W. Yu

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Abstract

Green building is an effective means to implement economic, social and environmental sustainability in the construction industry. Site planning and site design (SP&SD) is a key issue in forming sustainable site in green building development. There is lack of a comprehensive framework for SP&SD in green buildings according to previous research. In this research study, a preliminary framework for SP&SD was explored. To develop this framework, a desk study by the authors was conducted to and major variables in SP&SD of green buildings were identified. In addition, 12 face-to-face interviews with practitioners in green building development were carried out. Through the interview, the process of SP&SD in green buildings was discussed, and the design principles, relationships between stakeholders, and effective planning and design approaches were explored respectively. Content analysis and coding were adopted to analyze the interview data. A preliminary framework for SP&SD was established based on previous literature and the interviews, which can provide references for effective SP&SD in green building development. In future research, the validation of the framework can be further explored based on case studies.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 22nd International Conference on Advancement of Construction Management and Real Estate, CRIOCM 2017
EditorsPatrick X.W. Zou, Jay Sanjayan, Morshed Alam, Xiaoxiao Xu
PublisherCRIOCM 2017 Organising Committee
Pages870-877
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9780648074243
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2019
Event22nd International Conference on Advancement of Construction Management and Real Estate, CRIOCM 2017 - Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 20 Nov 201723 Nov 2017

Publication series

NameProceedings of 22nd International Conference on Advancement of Construction Management and Real Estate, CRIOCM 2017

Conference

Conference22nd International Conference on Advancement of Construction Management and Real Estate, CRIOCM 2017
CountryAustralia
CityMelbourne
Period20/11/1723/11/17

Keywords

  • Framework
  • Green building
  • Interview
  • Site planning and site design

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Building and Construction
  • Urban Studies
  • Architecture
  • Business and International Management
  • Strategy and Management

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