Green Buildings and the Law (Hardback)Julie Adshead (editor)
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In countries such as the UK, the energy used in constructing, occupying and operating buildings represents approximately fifty percent of greenhouse gas emissions. Pressure to improve the environmental performance of buildings during both construction and occupancy, particularly to reduce carbon emissions from buildings, has become intense.
Understandably, legislation and regulation are driving green development and compliance. And this is happening in a wide variety of ways. This review of the law in key jurisdictions for the research community, lawyers, the construction industry and government examines some of the mechanisms in place - from the more traditional building regulation controls to green leases and the law relating to buildings and their natural environment. Members of the CIB TG69 research group on `Green Buildings and the Law' review aspects of the law relating to green development in a range of jurisdictions.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 567 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 x 18 mm
"All the contributors in this book have rich knowledge and working experiences in professions closely related to green buildings. Their views are profound and thought-provoking. Both best practices and lessons learnt from the implementation of green building laws or policies can be found. This book is a good textbook for governments who plan to drive their building sector into a greener development model. The most valuable contribution of this book is that it is not just a list of the laws which are applied in the world. Scholars also reveal the barriers and research gap of green building laws in their countries."
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