Designing Adaptability in Practice: Causes and Consequences

Apr 06, 2015

The objectives of this research were to assess buildings’ sustainable design characteristics that may be supported by adaptive reuse. This research is intended to take an approach that is generalizable and inclusive of multiple potential benefits of the reuse of existing structures using the USGBC LEED certified project database. As opposed to attempting to assess the comparative value of a new structure versus a major renovation on a case by case basis, the goal of this research is to understand the parameters of existing structures' reuse across a wide range of projects.

keywords: LEED, Adaptability, Building Demolition, Building Reuse, Green Building

George Bradley Guy (The Catholic University of America)
Margherita Pongiglione (The University of Genoa, Italy)
Presented at: 
ARCC 2015 Conference – The FUTURE of Architectural Research (Chicago, IL)
Published & professionally reviewed by: 
Architectural Research Centers Consortium (ARCC)
University of Massachusetts Amherst

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