ENERGY ASSESSMENT OF INSTITUTIONAL BUILDINGS
Authors: Pullen, Stephen
The degree to which new non-residential buildings are designed to have a minimum impact on the environment
varies considerably although public and institutional buildings are more likely to comply as a result of perceived
community obligations. Environmental performance criteria and benchmark levels are not well defined and
information is required to assist designers and facility managers in making informed decisions. Some
preliminary work is presented which analyses the life cycle energy consumption of a university campus as an
initial step in forming environmental performance criteria.