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"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 uildings and the Law review aspects of the law relating to green development in a range of jurisdictions"--Provided by publisher. "Legislation and regulation are driving green development and compliance in a wide variety of ways. This international 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"--Provided by publisher.
"CIB, The International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction"--P. opposite t.p.
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Planning and policies for sustainable development in California and the San Diego region /Robert A. Leiter Potential harmful environmental impacts as a consequence of material and system specifications, installation and operations in current U.S. green building practices /Tamera L. McCuen and Lee A. Fithian Covenants and building regulations : a twin track approach to improving the energy performance of Dutch buildings /Lorraine Murphy Thequest for sustainable buildings : getting it right at the planning stage /Julie Adshead Green buildings : a critical analysis of the Turkish legislation /Deniz Ilter Surveying the sustainable and environmental legal and market challenges for real estate /Colleen Theron and Malcolm Dowden Sustainable development and the South African constitution : implications for built environment legislation /Jeremy Gibberd Energy efficiency in buildings and building control regulations in South Africa /Joachim E. Wafula, Kennedy O. Aduda and Alfred A. Talukhaba Theextended Australian urban dwelling : key issues relating to private open space in expanding residential suburbia /Andrew H. Kelly and Stuart J. Little China building control on green buildings /Rui Guan Michael Green buildings and the law in Taiwan /Jui-Ling Chen and Chiung-Yu Chiu Climate change and the construction industry : sustainability challenges for Singapore /Asanga Gunawansa.