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The feasibility of algae building technology for inside energy generation in Sydney

Project Member(s): Wilkinson, S., Stoller, P., Ralph, P.

Funding or Partner Organisation: The Council of the City of Sydney (City of Sydney)

Start year: 2015

Summary: This research aims; to identify and to gain a deeper understanding of the views and perceptions of key stakeholders (owners, engineers, architects, FM, PM, regulators, planners, CM, valuers, occupiers etc) in the development of algae buildings in Sydney. The objectives are to; 1. Ascertain what the views and perceptions of key stakeholders are with respect to the development of algae buildings in Sydney 2. Increase the potential for renewable energy production at precinct and building level 3. Increase awareness among key stakeholders of the technology will lead to greater uptake 4. Enhance knowledge sharing to key stakeholders through dissemination on best environmental performance 5. Undertake a post project survey of awareness and knowledge base. 6. Disseminate knowledge through teaching at UTS in DAB SBE in the under graduate and post graduate programs. 7. To develop a network of key industry and academics to progress algae technology in Sydney and Australia

Publications:

Wilkinson, SJ, Ralph, PJ & Biloria, N 2020, 'Algae Building: Is This the New Smart Sustainable Technology?' in Biloria, N (ed), Data-driven Multivalence in the Built Environment, Springer International Publishing, Switzerland, pp. 245-266.
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Wilkinson, S, Biloria, N & Ralph, P 2020, 'The technical issues associated with algae building technology', International Journal of Building Pathology and Adaptation, vol. 38, no. 5, pp. 673-688.
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Wilkinson, SJ & Stoller, P 1970, 'Algae Building Technology Energy Efficient Retrofit Potential in Sydney Housing', Sustainability in Energy and Buildings 2018 Proceedings of the 10th International Conference in Sustainability on Energy and Buildings (SEB’18) (Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies), International Conference on Sustainability and Energy in Buildings 2018, Springer International Publishing, Australia, pp. 311-321.
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Wilkinson, S & Stoller, P 2018, 'Algae Building Technology Energy Efficient Retrofit Potential in Sydney Housing.' in Kaparaju, P, Littlewood, J, Howlett, R, Vlacic, L & Ekanyake, C (eds), Sustainability in Energy and Buildings 2018 Proceedings of the 10th International Conference in Sustainability on Energy and Buildings (SEB’18), Springer.
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Wilkinson, S, Stoller, P, Ralph, P, Hamdorf, B, Catana, LN & Kuzava, GS 2017, 'Exploring the Feasibility of Algae Building Technology in NSW', Procedia Engineering, vol. 180, pp. 1121-1130.
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Wilkinson, SJ & Jupp, JR 2016, 'Exploring the value of BIM for corporate real estate', Journal of Corporate Real Estate, vol. 18, no. 4, pp. 254-269.
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Ghosh, S & Wilkinson, S 1970, '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.

Lamond, J, Proverbs, D, Kreibach, H, Chan, F, Montz, B, Bhattacharya-Mis, N & Wilkinson, SJ 1970, '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.

Wilkinson, SJ 1970, 'Analysing Trends in Sustainable Building Adaptations in the Melbourne CBD', Proceedings of the 2016 RICS Conference, Construction, Building and Real Estate Research Conference (COBRA), RICS, Toronto, Canada.

Wilkinson, SJ, Stoller, P, Ralph, P & Hamdorf, B UTS 2016, Feasibility of Algae Building Technology in Sydney, Feasibility of Algae Building Technology in Sydney, no. 1, pp. 1-56, Sydney Australia.

Stoller, PD 2015, 'Low Carbon' in Fell, C, Hartman, H & Bellew, P (eds), Invisible Architecture, Atelier Ten 25 Years of Atelier Ten, Laurence King Publishing, London, pp. 26-33.

Wilkinson, S, Lamond, J, Proverbs, DG, 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 1970, '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.

Wilkinson, S & Jupp, JR 1970, '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.

Jane Wilkinson, S 2014, 'How buildings learn', Facilities, vol. 32, no. 7/8, pp. 382-395.
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Pegrum, A, 'Ian Potter Conservatory Design Competition and Exhibition, Australian National Botanic Gardens', Australian National Botanic Gardens.

Keywords: Algae buildings, sustainability, built environment, retrofit,

FOR Codes: Building Science and Techniques, Biological Physics, Expanding Knowledge in Built Environment and Design, Building information modelling and management