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Kelly, G. (author), Schmidt III, R. (author), Dainty, A. (author), Story, V. (author)
For many years the issue of how to design buildings which can adapt to changing demands has posed a considerable challenge. This debate has had renewed significance given the emergence of the sustainability agenda and the need to extract additional value from built assets through life. Developing a better understanding of how buildings change...
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Bismarchi, L.F. (author), Loschiavo dos Santos, M.C. (author)
The building sector is one of the most strategic sectors everywhere in the sustainability context because of it´s socioeconomic role as one of the largest employers and also because of it´s evironmental role as one of the world´s biggest polluter. The adoption of a performance based procurement process to implement the Brazilian public housing...
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Pryke, S.D. (author), Kougia, I. (author)
The UK committed in 2008 to reduce its greenhouse gas emission by 80% by 2050. The construction industry is a key contributor to the greenhouse emissions and future legislative adjustments for the built environment are well underway. The industry will face many challenges and it is expected that its profile will be very different by 2050. The...
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Preece, C. (author), Phen, L.S. (author), Padfield, R. (author), Papargyropoulou, E. (author)
Increasing calls for action on addressing the negative impact of human activities on the natural environment have lead to the growth of new markets for sustainable solutions. At a more macro level, the role of construction and marketing in economic development has been well established. In striving towards economic growth, a balance between...
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Glass, J. (author), Achour, N. (author), Parry, T. (author), Nicholson, I. (author)
Responsible sourcing (RS) provides a means to manage and ensure the attainment of sustainability objectives by procuring materials with a certified provenance. It is demonstrated typically through an organisation?s procurement policy, via its purchasing decisions and practices, and addresses a range of environmental, economic and social...
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Remoy, H.T. (author), van der Voordt, D.J.M. (author)
Financial and real estate crises and “new ways of working” reduce the need for office space. As a consequence, office markets become replacement markets without a quantitative need for new office buildings: new buildings drive out bad buildings. In the Netherlands, currently 14% of the office space is vacant, of which 60% is redundant or...
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Ozorhon, B. (author), Abbott, C. (author), Aouad, G. (author)
Climate change has led to the global recognition of the need to reduce the carbon footprint of buildings. In the UK increasingly demanding building regulations require contractors to use innovative products and processes in their construction processes in order to deliver the specified environmental sustainability performance levels. Cost...
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Rapoport, E. (author), Vernay, A. (author)
This paper presents the results of a discourse analysis of documents describing six different eco-city projects: Dongtan Eco-City, Masdar City, Sonoma Mountain Village, Hammarby Sjöstad, Eco-village Ithaca, and Malmö bo01. The aim of the research was to uncover the diversity underneath the various uses of the term eco-city, and to determine the...
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Remøy, H.T. (author), Wilkinson, S.J. (author)
Local Authorities worldwide are encouraging adaptation to reduce building related energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. The City of Melbourne is promoting the retrofit of 1,200 CBD properties before 2020 with sustainability measures as part of their policy to become a carbon neutral city, and the City of Amsterdam aims at cutting...
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Cucuzzella, C. (author)
Sustainable design is an approach that seeks to adopt an ethic of the future, where the vision of the solutions is based on a temporal and spatial perspective that is predominantly long-term and global. Design is characterized by its projective and ambivalent nature, and therefore a conscious effort to anticipate the outcomes of design...
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Wilkinson, S.J. (author), Remøy, H.T. (author)
Local Authorities worldwide are encouraging adaptation as a means of reducing building related urban energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. The City of Melbourne is promoting the retrofit of 1,200 CBD properties before 2020 with sustainability measures as part of their policy to become a carbon neutral city. Australian cities date from...
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Breukel, A. (author), Venselaar, J. (author)
The Fociss (Focussing Innovation for a Sustainable Strategy) approach is a structured method to define core business related issues within sustainable development that require main attention in a specific company. In theory, Fociss has the ability for all kinds of innovations, but the implementation of radical sustainable innovations is often...
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Ghosh, A. (author), Bose, N. (author), Kroesen, O. (author), Bruining, H. (author), Bawane, V.H. (author), Chaubey, P.K. (author)
It has for long been assumed that low-income communities do not know their infrastructure needs, so that decisions have been made by authorities without obtaining information and understanding of household and agricultural water demand. This top-down approach has been the reason for the failure of many water management initiatives, particularly...
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Sminia, O. (author), Vogtländer, J.G. (author), Brezet, J.C. (author)
The European Coastal Islands around the North sea, are joined together in a project that stimulates sustainable development. Within this 'Cradle-to-Cradle Islands' project, some islands were selected as breading grounds for potentially sustainable projects. One of these projects was the development of a device for transport: the “Vrachtfiets”. A...
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Kunz, N.C. (author), Moran, C.J. (author), Kastelle, T. (author)
Integrated water resources management (IWRM) is regarded as an essential framework for the sustainable management of water resources. A key challenge in implementing IWRM involves coordinating the decisions between diverse actors with potentially conflicting interests. It is argued that the attainment of sustainable water management outcomes in...
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Quevedo Melo, E.F.R. (author), Júnior dos Santos, H. (author), Marcon Astolfi, R. (author), Quevedo Melo, R.H.R. (author), Aimi Severo, B.M. (author)
The change in living standards has been done that the contact with nature becomes extremely important to the people life quality and its harmonious relationship with the environment. The preservation of areas like forest fragments contribute to maintaining biological diversity, promote sustainable use of natural resources and foster the...
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Ashford, N.A. (author)
Scholars and professionals committed to fostering sustainable development have urged a re-examination of the curriculum and restructuring of research and teaching in institutions of higher learning. This paper begins by discussing an expansive definition of sustainable development that includes economic, environmental, and employment concerns...
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Sminia, O. (author), Vogtländer, J. (author), Brezet, H. (author)
The European Coastal Islands around the North sea, are joined together in a project that stimulates sustainable development. Within this 'Cradle-to-Cradle Islands' project, some islands were selected as breading grounds for potentially sustainable projects. One of these projects was the development of a device for transport: the “Vrachtfiets”. A...
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Ghosh, A. (author), Bose, N. (author), Kroesen, O. (author), Bruining, H. (author), Bawane, V.H. (author), Kumar Chaubey, P. (author)
It has for long been assumed that low-income communities do not know their infrastructure needs, so that decisions have been made by authorities without obtaining information and understanding of household and agricultural water demand. This top-down approach has been the reason for the failure of many water management initiatives, particularly...
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Reubens, R.R.R. (author), Brezet, J.C. (author), Christiaans, H.H.C.M. (author)
There is a growing demand globally for products which impact sustainability positively. Bamboo fulfills these criteria, since it is a highly renewable timber replacement material which does not cause deforestation. It simultaneously has the potential to create livelihood opportunities for both the urban and rural poor. The eco-friendly potential...
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