Despite the continued research and debate on sustainable practices in the built environment, the property development industry is failing to adequately respond and adopt more rigorous measurement techniques and sustainable approaches. The tendency to either ignore or accept without question...
To Be Published October 31st 2014 by Routledge
The ‘fit for purpose’ of the built environment has been a focus of attention since classical times, both in the West and in the East. However, an explicit focus on ‘sustainable buildings’ is relatively new. The last two decades in particular have seen an explosion of published material on the...
To Be Published July 24th 2014 by Routledge
A Commercial Property Guide to Managing Risks and Maximizing Returns
The Real Estate Solar Investment Handbook explains the business case for property professionals to pursue solar projects. A project’s value is determined by its potential risks and rewards; these are explained thoroughly in terms understood by the real estate industry. This...
Published October 13th 2013 by Routledge
Design, Productivity and Ecology, 3rd Edition
This third edition of Green Buildings Pay presents new evidence and new arguments concerning the institutional and business case that can be made for green design. The green argument has moved a long way forward since the previous edition, and this fully updated book addresses the key issues faced...
Published January 6th 2013 by Routledge
The Earth’s temperature has been rising. To limit catastrophic outcomes, the international scientific community has set a challenging goal of no more than two degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) average temperature rise. Economists agree we will save trillions of dollars by acting early. But...
Published October 25th 2012 by Routledge
Despite recent improvements in energy efficiency being made in new build, it is important that the existing commercial building sector also take action to meet emission reduction targets. The objectives and challenges of such action will reduce the risk of the sector becoming obsolete due to high...
Published September 19th 2012 by Routledge
Climate change has become a major international issue and the British Government is committed to meeting ambitious targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions within the present decade and beyond. Much of this will rely on an increasing use of renewable energy. Within current technology this will...
Published August 5th 2012 by Estates Gazette
Policies and Practice in Eleven Countries
The embedding of energy efficiency in the management of individual housing organisations is crucial for the realization of current ambitious energy efficiency policies. This issue is examined for the first time in this book through an analysis of selected case studies in new ‘green’ buildings, as...
Published April 25th 2012 by Routledge
Paths to the Future
Construction is one of the biggest industries in the world, providing necessary facilities for human prosperity ranging from the homes in which we live to the highways we drive, the power plants that provide energy for our daily activities, and the very infrastructure on which human society is...
Published February 13th 2012 by Routledge
This book shows for the first time how green infrastructure can work in an African urban context. On one level it provides a major rethinking of the role of infrastructure in urban society since the creation of networked infrastructure in the early twentieth century. On another, it explores...
Published January 30th 2012 by Routledge
A Review of Best Practice
This book provides a step-by-step approach to energy management, together with the use of a matrix tool for implementing energy management initiatives within an organization. The tool can help identify areas for improvement, prioritize energy management activities and maximize benefits. Most of the...
Published January 22nd 2012 by IHS BRE Press
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