Sustainable Housing Supply Chain


Dr Connie Susilawati of QUT recently contributed to two book chapters on Housing. They are:

1) Multi-stakeholder partnership promotes sustainable housing supply chain.

Abstract:  All new houses in Australia have to include energy efficient housing features to meet the National Construction Code minimum requirements, which are recorded in the local government database. The dominant household energy uses are heating and cooling, and although building designs can increase the energy efficiency and performance of a house, it is neither measured nor communicated to stakeholders. Some researchers have endorsed a building passport as a user manual to improve occupant understanding of their house’s energy efficiency and performance, however, a building passport is not currently available in the housing transaction database. Homebuyers have limited access to sustainable housing feature information and therefore may not use this information as a price determinant in their purchasing decision. It may need the active involvement of the government, financiers and property professionals to inform and promote the sustainable features. Well-informed buyers can increase the demand for sustainable housing and so impact the value of housing if they include energy efficient and sustainable features.

The book: “The Routledge Handbook of Sustainable Real Estate”, Wilkinson, Sara, Dixon, Tim, Sayce, Sarah, & Miller, Norm (Eds.), Routledge Taylor and Francis, London, pp. 319-331.

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2) Housing policy and social development in Indonesia.

Abstract: The government of Indonesia introduced new saving initiatives in National Housing Scheme through ‘Tabungan Pembangunan Rakyat’. Furthermore, the subsidies on housing finance increase access for low income people to purchase their first home. In the supply site, government provide supports through housing improvement programs, direct provision and cross-subsidy of mixed-income housing by private developers. Collaboration across government and private sector is essential to ensure housing is affordable especially for the low-income people. The lack of affordable housing in the city centre has put more pressure for transportation cost and time which affected the productivity and social development for vulnerable groups.

The book: “Housing Policy, Wellbeing and Social Development in Asia”, Chiu, Rebecca Lai Har & Ha, Seong-Kyu (Eds.), CRC Press (Taylor & Francis Group), New York.

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