Survey — Building Professionals

This Survey is part of the effort by the EDUCATE Action to appraise the state of the art of environmental awareness, knowledge and requirements within the practice of architecture to meet existing energy regulations and established environmental targets within creative architectural design.

Answers to Sections A, B and C will be analysed by the Action Consortium to derive anonymous statistics which will build a picture of the professional market in terms of knowledge and requirements of sustainable environmental design according to the aims of the EDUCATE Action. Section D is your opportunity to provide feedback in your own words.

Please tick the category which best reflects your view or tick Not Applicable (N/A).





A. SUSTAINABLE ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN IN ARCHITECTURAL PRACTICE
Strongly Agree Agree Neutral Disagree Strongly Disagree N/A
A1 Sustainable Environmental Design represents a core part of the design approach of your practice
A2 Sustainable Environmental Design provides a creative input and inspiration to the designs of your practice
A3 The following areas represent a main priority in the designs that your practice produces:
- Passive Environmental Design
- Energy Efficiency and Carbon Neutrality
- Renewable Energy Systems
- Occupant Comfort and Well-Being
- Ecological Management of Resources
- Social Sustainability
- Other (please specify)
A4 Your practice gives main priority to Sustainable Environmental Design at the following stages of design:
- Outline Proposal and Sketch Design
- Scheme Design and Planning
- Detail Design
- Products and Materials Specification
A5 As a practitioner, the following are useful to provide you information on Sustainable Environmental Design:
- Specialised Training
- Conferences
- Literature and Publications
- Web Sites and Media Coverage (e.g., articles, TV)
- Materials and Products Showcases
A6 The following are adequately equipped to provide expert training on Sustainable Environmental Design:
- Higher Education / University
- Professional Bodies / Chambers of Architects
- Private Enterprises and Consultants
B. SUSTAINABLE ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN IN EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Strongly Agree Agree Neutral Disagree Strongly Disagree N/A
B1 Architects in your country are conscious about the importance of Sustainable Environmental Design
B2 When employing architects/graduates your practice requires skills in Sustainable Environmental Design
B3 Sustainable Environmental Design should be included in the curricula of architectural education
B4 Competence in Sustainable Environmental Design should be required for professional registration
B5 It is important that Chambers of Architects organise CPD courses in Sustainable Environmental Design
B6 According to the experience in your practice, more information is required by architects in these areas:
- Passive Environmental Design
- Energy Efficiency and Carbon Neutrality
- Renewable Energy Systems
- Occupant Comfort and Well-Being
- Ecological Management of Resources
- Social Sustainability
- Other (please specify)
C. SUSTAINABLE ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN IN REGULATION AND CLIENTS REQUIREMENTS
Strongly Agree Agree Neutral Disagree Strongly Disagree N/A
C1 Regulations in your country adequately support Sustainable Environmental Design in practice
C2 The following can support the implementation of Sustainable Environmental Design in practice:
- Governmental Institutions
- Chambers of Architects
- Universities
- Private Clients
C3 Your public clients regard Sustainable Environmental Design as an opportunity beyond meeting regulations
C4 Your private clients regard Sustainable Environmental Design as an opportunity beyong meeting regulations
C5 The following objectives are important for your clients in the formulation of their briefs and requirements:
- Reduction of Investment/Capital Cost
- Reduction of Running Cost (energy efficiency)
- Minimisation of Carbon Emissions
- Aesthetical Appearance
- Occupant Comfort and Well-Being
- Financial Incentives (grants)
- Ecological / Ethical issues
- Other (please specify)
C6 The general public could be better informed on Sustainable Environmental Design via the following:
- Advertisement (brochures)
- Web Sites and Media Coverage (articles, TV)
- Open Workshops and Symposia
- Exhibitions
D. PERSONAL FEEDBACK
D1 What are the main barriers to the effective implementation of Sustainable Environmental Design in the practice of Architecture?
D2 What are the opportunities that the effective implementation of Sustainable Environmental Design can bring to your practice?
D3 Any other comments?

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