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Sustainability in the Built Environment: An Introduction to Its Definition and Measurement

By: C Atkinson, A Yates and M Wyatt

36 pages, Illustrations

International Herpetological Society

Paperback | Feb 2009 | #181569 | ISBN-13: 9781848060845
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Provides an overview of key issues and initiatives relating to sustainability in the UK and internationally.

Another title in this publisher's series of compact, informative guides, this report summarises the issues faced by the construction industry when challenged to ensure sustainability is enforced and measured. Designed to provide an introduction rather than a comprehensive guide, the report outlines a sample of the tools and initiatives used to ensure enhanced performance in this wide, complex and ever-changing field. Brief and well illustrated, this title is an excellent starting point for those new to this particular area of sustainability. The Environmentalist, magazine of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment"


1. Introduction 2. Sustainability of construction 3. UK tools for measuring and rating sustainability of building materials and products 4. The international standard scene 5. Common features of assessment tools 6. Conclusions

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