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Sustainable refurbishment solutions for high-rise residential buildings in subtropical areas

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posted on 13.12.2021, 10:07 authored by Thomas Ng, Jun Li, Kevin LomasKevin Lomas, Weiwu Zou
Building maintenance and refurbishment has become a particular concern in developed economies, as there are many old buildings in urban areas. While various refurbishment methods have been developed for the purpose of sustainable development, these refurbishment approaches are designed for specific climatic condition and building characteristic. Until now, there is not much suggestion on which sustainable refurbishment methods are more suitable for subtropical areas like Hong Kong. This paper aims to bridge this gap by developing a set of sustainable refurbishment methods applicable to high-rise residential buildings in Hong Kong. The research begins by a comprehensive literature review of the existing sustainable refurbishment methods. The results of literature review form the basis of a preliminary screening according to the local climate and buildings feature. Interviews with experienced industry experts are conducted in order to confirm the applicability of the proposed methods. Through the above studies, a list of sustainable refurbishment methods for subtropical regions as well as a set of principles for selecting refurbishment methods are identified. The results of this study should help owners and design team members identify sustainable refurbishment to maximise the chance of success.

Funding

Research Grants Council of the Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region through the General Research Fund (Grant No.: 7160/11)

The University of Hong Kong through the CRCG Seed Funding for Basic Research (Grant No.: 201111159093)

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  • Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering

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ZEMCH 2014 Inteternational Conference Proceedings: Mass Customisation and Sustainability in Housing

Pages

266 - 275

Source

ZEMCH2014 International Conference

Publisher

ZEMCH Network

Version

VoR (Version of Record)

Rights holder

© The Authors

Publisher statement

This is an Open Access Article. It is published by ZEMCH Network under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence (CC BY 4.0). Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Publication date

2014-06-04

ISBN

9780991060818

ISSN

2652-2926

Language

en

Editor(s)

Ercília Hitomi Hirota; Carlos Torres Formoso; John Onyango

Location

Londrina, Paraná, Brazil

Event dates

4th June 2014 - 6th June 2014

Depositor

Prof Kevin Lomas. Deposit date: 11 December 2021

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