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City of Melbourne 1200 Buildings Program Retrofit Evaluation

Project Member(s): Wilkinson, S.

Funding or Partner Organisation: Melbourne City Council

Start year: 2014

Summary: The overall aim of the research is to evaluate the City of Melbourne retrofit database to provide a further analysis of the buildings and critical review of how the city is transitioning to low carbon to address climate change. Sustainable retrofit of existing buildings is perceived to be capable of delivering a proportion of greenhouse gas emissions reductions required to lessen the contribution of the built environment to global warming. To determine retrofit potential the analysis will consider the following variables; a) Building age, b) Location, c) PCA grade d) Type of retrofit e) Listed / unlisted status f) Height g) Degree of attachment to other buildings h) Potential to extend laterally / vertically i) Cost in use j) Owner type The work is important because it; ¿ Builds on a three year research project by the applicant examining office retrofit activity in Melbourne from 1998 to 2008 and a follow up project 2009 to 2011. ¿ Builds on the 1200 Buildings Program Retrofit Survey 2013 and also 2011 to provide further understanding of the nature and scope of retrofit potential in Melbourne CBD ¿ Raises awareness of work in Melbourne in terms of transition to carbon neutral urban environments. ¿ Links with research that helps to build capability and capacity in an under researched area.

Publications:

Wilkinson, SJ 2018, 'Sustainable office retrofit in Melbourne' in Wilkinson, S, Dixon, T, Miller, N & Sayce, S (eds), Routledge Handbook of Sustainable Real Estate, Routledge, UK, pp. 70-82.
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Wilkinson, SJ & Jupp, J 2016, 'Exploring the value of BIM for corporate real estate', Journal of Corporate Real Estate, vol. 18, no. 4.
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Ghosh, S & Wilkinson, S 2016, 'Food urbanism, place making and sustainability performance in two institutional rooftop gardens in Sydney, Australia', Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, Construction, Building and Real Estate Research Conference (COBRA), Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, Toronto, Canada in association with George Brown College, pp. 3-13.
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Lamond, J, Proverbs, D, Kreibach, H, Chan, F, Montz, B, Bhattacharya-Mis, N & Wilkinson, SJ 2016, 'An international understanding of Building Surveyors in the context of commercial properties at risk of flooding', Proceedings of RICS COBRA 2016, Construction, Building and Real Estate Research Conference (COBRA), RICS, Toronto, Canada.
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Wilkinson, SJ, Lamond, J, Proverbs, D, Sharman, L, Heller, A & Manion, J 2015, 'Technical considerations in green roof retrofit for stormwater attenuation in the central business district', Structural Survey, vol. 33, no. 1, pp. 36-51.
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Jupp, JR & Wilkinson, S 2015, 'Through-life Information Management For Commercial Property Practice: Benefits & Challenges of BIM', RICS 2015 Conference Proceeding, Construction, Building and Real Estate Research Conference (COBRA), COBRA, Sydney, Australia.
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Wilkinson, S & Jupp, JR 2015, 'BIM and the Value Dimension: A Commercial Property Development and Management Perspective', RICS 2015 Conference Proceeding, Construction, Building and Real Estate Research Conference (COBRA), COBRA, Sydney, Australia.
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Wilkinson, SJ 2014, 'How Buildings Learn: Adaption of low grade commercial buildings for sustainability in Melbourne', Facilities, vol. 32, no. 7/8, pp. 382-395.
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Keywords: sustainability, building adaptation, retrofit, Melbourne.

FOR Codes: Building Construction Management and Project Planning, Commercial Building Management and Services