Establishing a green rating system on Civil Engineering infrastructure projects

Show simple item record Saroop, S.H. Allopi, D.R. (Dhiren)
dc.contributor.other Southern African Transport Conference (31st : 2012 : Pretoria, South Africa)
dc.contributor.other Minister of Transport, South Africa 2012-10-05T11:15:16Z 2012-10-05T11:15:16Z 2012-07-09 July 2012
dc.description This paper was transferred from the original CD ROM created for this conference. The material was published using Adobe Acrobat 10.1.0 Technology. The original CD ROM was produced by Document Transformation Technologies Postal Address: PO Box 560 Irene 0062 South Africa. Tel.: +27 12 667 2074 Fax: +27 12 667 2766 E-mail: nigel@doctech URL: en_US
dc.description.abstract Paper presented at the 31st Annual Southern African Transport Conference 9-12 July 2012 "Getting Southern Africa to Work", CSIR International Convention Centre, Pretoria, South Africa. en_US
dc.description.abstract As we face significant planetary issues such as global warming, it is clear that the engineering profession has a significant part to play in affecting the future of our planet. Globally, the construction industry is one of the main contributors to the depletion of natural resources and a major cause of unwanted side effects such as air and water pollution, solid waste, deforestation, health hazards, global warming, and other negative consequences. In order to stay competitive and to meet upcoming stricter environmental regulations and customer requirements, designers have a key role in designing civil infrastructure so that it is environmentally sustainable. These and other factors have compelled the engineer to design with greater care and in more detail. The changing roles of engineers will be highlighted, in order to react to changes in climate. The lack of appropriate tools and skills for sustainable deign was often quoted as a barrier to sustainable design (Richardson et al, 2005). A systematic and iterative analysis of the environmental impact of various design solutions is commonly suggested for infrastructure projects, but rarely happens. This paper focuses on the concept of eco-efficiency in Infrastructure Design and the establishment of use of the proposed green rating system on infrastructure projects. Mainstreaming environmental aspects and incorporating the eco-efficiency concept into various stages of infrastructure development have not been considered as much as they should have been. Engineers need to look at greener technologies rather than just using traditional engineering solutions. en_US
dc.description.librarian dm2012 en
dc.format.extent 7 pages en_US
dc.format.medium PDF en_US
dc.identifier.isbn 978-1-920017-53-8
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Document Transformation Technologies
dc.relation.ispartof SATC 2012
dc.rights University of Pretoria en_US
dc.subject Natural resources en_US
dc.subject Eco-efficiency en_US
dc.subject Green Technology en_US
dc.subject Construction Industry en_US
dc.subject Civil infrastructure en_US
dc.subject Sustainable design en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Transportation
dc.subject.lcsh Transportation -- Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Transportation -- Southern Africa
dc.title Establishing a green rating system on Civil Engineering infrastructure projects en_US
dc.type Presentation en_US

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