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Recent Submissions

  • De Jager, Peta (2007-10)
    Service delivery in the healthcare sector is profoundly affected by the built infrastructure provided to support it. In order for a hospital environment to function optimally, a key question is, is the infrastructure "fit ...
  • Nyakabawo, W; Miller, SM; Balcilar, M; Das, Sonali; Gupta, R (Elsevier, 2015-07)
    This paper examines the causal relationships between the real house price index and real GDP per capita in the US, using the bootstrap Granger (temporal) non-causality test and a fixed-size rolling-window estimation approach. ...
  • Conradie, Dirk CU (2012-07)
    To design energy efficient buildings using an optimal combination of passive design strategies it is necessary to understand the particular climate designed for. To use energy simulation software such as EnergyPlusTM, ...
  • Ampofo-Anti, N (Green Building, 2009-02)
    To place construction on a truly sustainable path the green building movement needs a method which goes beyond subjective checklists of green features. Such a method must provide objective guidelines for a comprehensive ...
  • Conradie, Dirk CU (Green Building, 2009-02)
    The concept of a Building Information Model (BIM) also known as a Building Product Model (BPM) is nothing new. A short article on BIM will never cover the entire filed, because it is a particularly complex filed that is ...
  • Osburn, L (Green Building, 2009-02)
    Current perceptions conjure images of photovoltaic panels and wind turbines when green building or sustainable development is discussed. How energy is used and how it is generated are core components of both green building ...
  • Osburn, L (Green Building, 2009-02)
    The heating, ventilation and cooling loads of typical commercial office space can range between 30-50% of the total energy load of the building. However, this figure is highly variable due to the high variability in building ...
  • Osburn, L (Green Building, 2009-02)
    Lighting consumes between about 29-35% of the energy used within commercial office space while lighting only consumes about 11% of the energy used in a residential environment. Through conscientious design of the lighting ...
  • De Jager, Peta (International Academy for Design and Health, 2009-01)
    Peta de Jager, an architect and a researcher in health facilities from (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research) in South Africa, visits Sunyani Hospital in rural Ghana. Despite struggling with overcapacity, the ...
  • Patanaik, A; Anandjiwala, RD (SACAM 2008, 2008-03)
    This paper presents the results from a study on the water permeability behaviour of nonwovens produced from the hemp fibres. Three different types of needle-punched nonwovens are produced by varying the feed rate of fibres ...
  • Sebake, TN (2008-09)
    South Africa will, in 2010 host the continent's first FIFA World Cup, and in so doing attempt to continue the legacy of the Green Goal, developed for its predecessor, Germany, for the FIFA World Cup 2006. In preparation ...
  • Sebake, TN (2008-09)
    The World Green Building Council (WGBC) has 10 existing members including the United Kingdom, Taiwan, Australia and America. These members have adopted building rating systems, such as Building Research Establishment ...
  • Sebake, TN (The Third Built Environment Conference 2008, 2008-06)
    With the current focus on continuing and improving the systems for measuring or assessing the environmental or sustainability performance of buildings, very little attention has been given to the difficulties encountered ...
  • Abbott, GR; De Jager, Peta; Gasa, N (Development Bank South Africa (DBSA), 2008-11)
    Health infrastructure is essential to the successful delivery of health services. With a normal planned lifespan of over 50 years, such capital investment endures for extended periods and major changes in the estate take ...
  • Osburn, L (2008-03)
    This study was performed in order to understand what work has been completed regarding the application of reactive surfaces primarily for pollution abatement in urban areas. These surfaces could then be applied to South ...
  • Gibberd, Jeremy T (Green Building, 2009-01)
    This chapter describes the way building envelopes can contribute to developing green buildings and sets out some objectives that could be aimed for. It also proposes a number of approaches that can be used to help design ...
  • Gibberd, Jeremy T (Green Building, 2009-02)
    This chapter describes water systems used in green buildings and sets out some objectives that could be aimed for. It also outlines some calculations that can be used to design water systems in green buildings. Finally, ...
  • Gibberd, Jeremy T (2008-09)
    The Sustainable Building Assessment Tool (SBAT) was developed to ascertain the performance of buildings in terms of their contribution to sustainable development. In particular, the tool focuses on a developing country ...
  • De Jager, Peta (2007-10)
    Service delivery in the healthcare sector is profoundly affected by the built infrastructure provided to support it. In order for a hospital environment to function optimally, a key question is, is the infrastructure "fit ...
  • Abbott, GR; Parsons, SA; Maritz, Johan; Badenhorst, W; De Jager, Peta (International Federation of Hospital Engineering, 2008-10)
    While positive progress was being made in the latter half of last century in the treatment of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis (TB) epidemic across the world, the emergence of new drug resistant forms – multi drug-resistant ...

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