Green Buildings and the Law
Publication Date: April 06, 2011
Number of Pages: 288
In countries such as the UK, the energy used in constructing, occupying and operating buildings represents approximately 50% 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.
Table Of Contents:
2. United States: Emissions from buildings
3. United Kingdom: Green leases
4. United Kingdom: Emissions from buildings
5. Energy efficiency requirements of buildings under the Australian Building Code
6. Australia: Residential Buildings and the Urban Green Environment
7. The Netherlands: Building regulations
8. Overview of Malaysian Legislation
9. Singapore: Indoor air quality
10. Law and policy initiatives for sustainable buildings in Singapore
11. Green Buildings and the Law in Taiwan
12. The South African Constitution: Implications for the Built Environment
13. Overview, discussion and conclusions
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