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Green Buildings Pay

Edited By: Brian Edwards

160 pages, 8 col illus, 64 b/w illus, 42 line illus

Spon Press (Routledge)

Paperback | Mar 2003 | Edition: 2 | #137615 | ISBN: 0415262712
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Firstly, exactly what are Green buildings? Buildings have a major impact upon the world's resources and upon the health of people who occupy them and Green buildings are designed specifically to reduce the level of resources consumed, whether energy, raw materials or water. In the process of using less finite resources and more renewable ones development becomes healthier and more user-friendly. Green Buildings Pay examines, through case studies of commercial and university buildings, how different approaches to green design can produce more sustainable patterns of development. The case studies are described by their designers and often also by the client, thereby ensuring that the buildings are seen in the context of market realities. Two important conclusions can be drawn from this: firstly, that green buildings do pay for themselves in financial terms, and that secondly, green buildings lead to enhanced satisfaction by users which will lead to improved levels of productivity. This new edition features new chapters on "Green" schools covering the importance of school buildings to learning, design guidance for schools and two case studies of best practice.

'The publisher is to be congratulated on this steps forward boldly to present a vast array of information in a way that is accessible to professionals and lay people... in a clear and informative way...will be useful to all those interested in finding greener ways of designing and making buildings... stimulating guidance that will enable you to make better-informed decisions'. - Building on the 1st Edition


Foreword. Part 1: The Greening of the Property Industry 1. How do Green Buildings Pay? 2: The Risks and Benefits of Green Design 3. Green Buildings and the UK Property Industry 4. Market Advantage through Green Design 5. The Relevance of Green Buildings to the Procurement and Marketability of Offices 6. Achieving Institutional Levels of Office Design through Sustainable Approaches 7. Balancing Human, Energy and Building Costs. Part 2: Case Studies of Best Practice. The Workplace 8. Mistral Building, Reading 9. PowerGen Building, Coventry 10. Daimler Benz Building, Berlin 11. Leeds City Office Park 12. The Environmental Building, Building Research Establishment, Watford 13: Barclaycard Headquarters, Northampton. Part 3: Educational Buildings 14: The Importance of the School of Learning 15: Design Guidance for Green Schools 16. John Cabot City Technology College 17: Greenwich Millennium Village School 18: Queen's Building, Anglia Polytechnic University, Chelmsford 19. Elizabeth Fry Building, University of East Anglia, Norwich 20. Cable and Wireless College, Coventry. Conclusions 21: Sustainability for the Longer Term: New Technologies and Building Design.

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Brian Edwards is Professor of Architecture at Edinburgh college of Art, Heriot-Watt University and researches and writes on urban infrastructure projects and environmental issues. He has practised as an architect in London, Vancouver, Edinburgh and Glasgow. Professor Edwards has written numerous books on architecture and many journal articles.

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