The Impacts of Sustainable Upgrades of Shopping Centres on Property Performance in Australia:a Preliminary Framework
DOI: 10.23977/jceup.2021.030101 | Downloads: 5 | Views: 460
Qingyu Meng 1, Lam TYM 2
1 Beijing Tianheng Construction Group Co., Ltd., Beijing, China
2 School of Built Environment, University of New South Wales, Australia
Corresponding AuthorQingyu Meng
Existing shopping centres are a large consumer of electricity energy and potable water, and they generate massive waste and carbon footprint. Stakeholders are restricted to invest in the uptake of sustainable upgrades of shopping centres due to the lack of transparency with impacts of sustainable upgrades on property performance. The problem is examined by the investigation into whether sustainable upgrades of shopping centres can result in significant improvements in property performance from environmental, economic and social perspectives in Australia. Multiple-case study method was used, including literature review, document research in relation to five cases, and interviews with two sustainability managers of regional and sub-regional shopping centres. The combination of triangulation and multiple-case studies led to a robust understanding of relationship between sustainable upgrades and property performance. The results shows that sustainable upgrades lead to significant reduction in energy and water consumption, decrease in carbon emissions, and higher waste segregation rate. Besides, sustainable upgrades result in reduced operating costs, and promoted marketability and market value. Further, sustainable upgrades contribute to promotion of health, safety and wellbeing of tenants and customers, promotion of corporate social responsibility and brand image, promotion of shopping centres’ attractiveness, and benefits for the community. The findings can assist sustainability managers and engineers to consider the typical measures for an existing shopping centre. Besides, shopping centre stakeholders can use the conceptual framework developed in the study for measuring the projected performance of a sustainable upgrade project and provide reference for investment decision or a project optimisation.
KEYWORDSImpacts, Sustainable upgrades, Property performance, Australia
CITE THIS PAPER
Qingyu Meng, Lam TYM. The Impacts of Sustainable Upgrades of Shopping Centres on Property Performance in Australia:a Preliminary Framework. Journal of Civil Engineering and Urban Planning (2021) Vol. 3: 1-14. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.23977/jceup.2021.030101.
 Aksamija, A., (2016) ‘Regenerative design and adaptive reuse of existing commercial buildings for net-zero energy use’, Sustainable Cities and Society, vol. 27, pp. 185–195.
 Aksamija, A., (2010) Analysis and Computation: Sustainable Design in Practice, Design Principles and Practices: An International Journal, vol. 4, no. 4, pp. 291-314.
 Appleby, P., (2013) Sustainable retrofit and facilities management, 1st ed., Earthscan from Routledge, Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY.
 Alazazmeh, A., Asif, M., (2021) Commercial Building Retrofitting: Assessment of Improvements in Energy Performance and Indoor Air Quality, Case Studies in Thermal Engineering, available at <doi.org/10.1016/j.csite.2021.100946>.
 Abdellatif, M. & Al-Shamma’a, A., (2015) ‘Review of sustainability in buildings’, Sustainable cities and society, vol. 14, pp. 171–177.
 Qualitative Research Methods courses, Sofia University.Beyond Zero Emissions, (2013) Zero carbon Australia: buildings plan, 1st ed., University of Melbourne, Melbourne, p.43.
 Bruce, T., Zuo, J., Rameezdeen, R. & Pullen, S., (2015) ‘Factors influencing the retrofitting of existing office buildings using Adelaide, South Australia as a case study’, Structural survey, vol. 33, no. 2, pp. 150–166.
 Bannister, P., (2012) ‘NABERS-lessons from 12 years of performance based ratings in Australia’, in proceedings of the Twelfth International Conference for Enhancing Building Operation, Manchester UK, October 2012.
 Denzin, N., K., & Lincoln, Y., S., (1998) Collecting and interpreting qualitative materials Handbook of qualitative research, 1st ed., Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, Calif.
 Ferreira, A., Pinheiro, M., and Brito, J., (2010) ‘High-Performance Solutions for Refurbishment of Retail Buildings - Retailers Review’, in proceedings of Portugal SB10 - Sustainable Building Affordable to All, Algarve, Portugal, 2010.
 Fellows, R & Liu, A, (2008) Research methods for construction, 3rd ed., Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford.
 Kylili, A., Fokaides, P. & Lopez J., Petra. A., (2016), ‘Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) approach in buildings renovation for the sustainability of the built environment: A review’, Renewable & sustainable energy reviews, vol. 56, pp. 906–915.
 Stebbins, R., A., (2001) ‘Exploratory Research in the Social Sciences’, SAGE Publications Inc, Los Angeles.
 The Brundtland Commission, (1987) ‘Our Common Future’, The Report of the World Commission on Environment and Development, University Press, Oxford.
 Thomas, S., P., & Pollio, H., R., (2002) Listening to patients: A phenomenological approach to nursing research and practice, Springer, New York.
 Veld, H. & Vlasveld, M., (2014) ‘The Effect of Sustainability on Retail Values, Rents, and Investment Performance’, The journal of sustainable real estate, vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 163–186.