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Examining and quantifying the drivers behind alterations and extensions to commercial buildings in a central business district

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  • Sara Jane Wilkinson
  • Richard Reed

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The drive to undertake building adaptation has increased in momentum, the primary reason being adaptation can be less expensive than new build and conventionally result in faster project delivery times. The issue of sustainable development is another clear driver for adaptation and collectively buildings contribute around half of all greenhouse gas emissions. At the same time governments seek effective and efficient ways of reducing the contribution of cities to climate change and building adaptation appears to offer a practical means of reducing building-related emissions. One example is the ‘1200 building program’ which aims to increase adaptation rates with a target of 1200 city centre office adaptations by 2020 as part of the strategy to achieve carbon neutrality. Through a longitudinal examination of building adaptations it is possible to identify the nature and extent of typical levels of adaptation, as well as determining the inter-relationship between different types of adaptation and building attributes. Melbourne city centre was used for a case study which analysed 5290 building adaptation events between 1998 and 2008. The findings promote the adaptive reuse of buildings in specific circumstances and are directly applicable for increasing sustainability in the built environment. The case study focused on existing buildings in a global city to ensure relevance to urban centres where existing commercial buildings can become part of the solution to mitigate climate change.

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  • Sara Jane Wilkinson & Richard Reed, 2011. "Examining and quantifying the drivers behind alterations and extensions to commercial buildings in a central business district," Construction Management and Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 29(7), pages 725-735, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:conmgt:v:29:y:2011:i:7:p:725-735
    DOI: 10.1080/01446193.2011.588954
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    1. Kevin Muldoon-Smith & Paul Greenhalgh, 2017. "Situations Vacant: A Conceptual Framework for Commercial Real Estate Vacancy," ERES eres2017_341, European Real Estate Society (ERES).

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