GBC '98 - 2005 Process Overview
|Table of content|
|Summary||Benefits of the GBC to the Industry|
|The Conferences - September 2004 and 2005||The Performance Assessment Process|
|Goals and Objectives||GBtool 2000 - overview of the idea|
|International Framework Committee||. GBTool 2005 Overview|
Green Building Challenge is an international collaborative
effort to develop a building environmental assessment
tool that exposes and addresses controversial aspects
of building performance and from which the participating
countries can selectively draw ideas to either incorporate
into or modify their own tools.
The assessment framework and software used to assess the selected projects was developed by a team of international experts under the direction of an International Framework Committee. The process began in 1996 and will continue until at least the SB05 Tokyo conference.
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The core assessment framework has been adapted by national teams to the conditions of their own countries and regions. The regionally adapted systems reflect issues such as regional energy and environmental priorities, cost-effectiveness and urban planning issues.
national GBC team selects case study buildings to
be assessed according to the GBC framework, and to
be presented at the SB-series of international conferences.
Buildings assessed are selected by national teams
to represent at least “Good Practice” and
to provide a good learning experience for the respective
national industries. National teams gather information
about these buildings, including a detailed physical
characterization, a description of the process followed
in its design, construction and operation and planned
building operation procedures. The teams undertake
energy simulations using accepted computer programs
like DOE-2 or EE4 (in Canada ).
The three general goals for the Green Building Challenge process were:
These goals reflect the acknowledged success of the GBC process in having significantly increased the understanding of building environmental assessment through international collaboration. In addition to the above general goals, two specific objectives of GBC 2002 and GBC 2005 processes are:
To expand the scope of the GBC Assessment Framework from green building to include environmental sustainability issues and to facilitate international comparisons of the environmental performance of buildings.
|To test new methods of assessing building performance|
|To showcase "best-practice" examples of green buildings around the world|
|To document the successful elements of individual green buildings|
|To offer direction to participating countries in the development of regionally-sensitive assessment models|
|To promote an international exchange of information, ideas and green building technologies||