The paper "Global Demands for Environmental Sustainability to Avert against the Effects of Global Warming" is a wonderful example of an assignment on environmental studies. Developing an effective project plan is easier said than done. According to Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBK), project plans can either be in the form of a summary or they can be comprehensive (P. M.I. 2008). Murray (2009) defines project plans as formal and official documents that helps in guiding the processes of executing a project and managing the project. Project plans are useful in outlining planning decisions and assumptions and in aiding in communication among relevant stakeholders.
In addition, they are useful in recording the permitted components of the project such as the scope, budget, baseline, risks, schedule and resources among others as indicated by TSO (2009). This report seeks to develop a sustainable project plan of an ecologically friendly, ten units of zero-carbon one bedroom housing project to align to present global demands for environmental sustainability to safeguard and avert against present and future effects of global warming. The Project Plan The project plan defines the following variables The purpose of the project The aims and objectives of the project The scope and expectations Tasks and responsibilities Assumptions of the Project Constraints or risks to the project Management Approach Budget The timeline of the project The purpose of the Project Owing to the rising pressure to conserve the environment and to ensure energy efficiency, modern buildings especially commercial ones are hard pressed to comply with ecological standards.
This project seeks to establish ten units of one-bedroom residential housing project that is zero-carbon to demonstrate that it is possible for everyone to live and function in an eco-friendly space both at work and at home. The aims and objectives of the project The main aims and objectives of the project is to develop residential housing that Promotes efficiency in terms of energy where renewable energy is used Enhances water efficiency to avoid water wastage Allows efficient refuse disposal and discharge Promotes healthy living for occupants and ensures the comfort, privacy and luxury of the occupants is not compromised Ensures all the practical housing needs of the occupants are met Uses building materials and construction components that reduces embodied energy and promotes recycling and reuse
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