How Does Algae Support Building Technology in Australia



How Does Algae Support Building Technology in Australia

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Table of Contents
Executive Summary	3
Purpose	4
Critical Analysis	4
Policy Implications and Recommendations of Research	6
Contact Information	7
About	8

Executive Summary
Modern-day construction has adopted a new building material which is a much-required innovation. Algae are now used for building construction in many countries (Martokusumo et al., 2017). The policy brief is about how does algae support building technology in Australia. The renewable energies are running out and Greenhouse gas emission (GHS) has become a major concern for all. The paper highlights the policy issue of the current policy. The major issue of the current policy is that it does not provide any discussion on whether this technology will work in Australia or not. The current policy does not include any drawbacks of using the building material. The current policy needs to be revised by adding these points so that the policymaker makes the policy easily understandable to the readers. It is recommended for the policymaker to make the policy with a brief description of the benefits and drawbacks of using Algae as a building material.

The major issue that has been addressed in the policy is that whether Algae building technology will work in Australia or not. Earlier, Sunlight and wind were used for making natural source of energy but now algae are entering into the construction business. It brings a new dimension in the construction business (Chang et al., 2017). The addressed issue is important because there are many advantages of using algae as a building material and Australia is having a huge source of algae. Australia can use this source of algae and make a great change in the construction concept. Many people will be benefitted of this- the constructors, people who will live in those buildings. There are some other issues which are also addressed. The current policy does not include any drawbacks of using algae as a construction material. The causes of the issues are mainly lack of proper research and market survey. The current policy does not include these points and for that reason, it is not clear to the audience. The purpose of the policy paper is to make a policy brief with overall information about the topic so that the audience can understand clearly the importance of the issue. The data collection method for the making of the policy paper is secondary data collection method. It includes both qualitative and quantitative data. Qualitative data is obtained from journals, patents, and articles. Quantitative data is obtained from the interview.
Critical Analysis
According to Gabrielson et al., (2018), algae is now being used as a building material. Sara Wilkinson the professor of Built Environment, marine biologist Peter Ralph and architect Paul Stoller presented a view on the use of algae on the building facades. It can be used as a source of energy and shades for the buildings. They got the idea after seeing the construction of Arup designed building in Hamburg, Germany. The buildings were with algae façade panels and the entire project is called the Bio Intelligent Quotient House (BIQ). There are 129 algae-filled louvered tanks which are hanging on the exterior of the building (Sara et al., 2017). This BIQ building is the first-ever algae-constructed building in the world. This is designed by SSC Strategic Science Consultants and Splitterwerk Architects. This project opens eye for new age construction using algae to maintain temperature inside the buildings. The current policy missed discussing some points which are already highlighted in the previous section. Secondary data collection method helped to gather information about the possibility of success in algae building technology. Interviewing construction professionals, engineers, building surveyors, property managers, and contractors helps to gather information about that. Algae can be produced in the rivers of Australia (O’Connell, 2019). So it means Australia is highly potential for that. Australian seas are the main source of algae and nearly 1300 species are found in Australian sees (Lewis et al., 2017). Algae now become a major component for constructing zero-carbon buildings in the Australian construction business. The reason for using algae is that algae can heat and cool buildings. It can fertilize rooftop gardens. Now consumers become more environment-friendly so they would love to stay in the buildings with Algae building technology (Lockhart et al., 2005). After interviewing 29 stakeholders and reviewing kinds of literature, many reasons are identified for the sustainability of algae building technology in Australia. The current policy needs to be changed by adding some benefits of using algae support building technology. The benefits 

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