GBC '98 - 2002 Process Overview
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|Summary||Benefits to the Industry|
|The Conference - September 2002||The Performance Assessment Process|
|Goals and Objectives||GBC2k GBTool Overview|
|International Framework Committee||.|
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 SB / GBC 2002 Conference
The international conference SB 2002 which included GBC2002 presented a unique opportunity for participants to learn details about some of the world's best sustainable buildings.
Building Performance Assessments
of the assessment framework
The assessment framework having been used to assess the selected projects was developed by a team of international experts under the direction of an International Framework Committee.
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.
Buildings assessed have been selected by national teams
to represent "best practices", and conform to key criteria of the assessment
framework. National teams supervised the information gathering process
about these buildings, including a detailed characterization of the
building, a description of the process followed in its design, construction
and operation and planned building operation procedures. The teams have
undertaken 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 process were:
|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||
Members of the current International Framework Committee