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dc.contributor.authorWarnock, Ceri Ailsa
dc.contributor.authorWarnock, C. G.
dc.contributor.editorFilho, Walter Leal
dc.contributor.editorMannke, Franziska
dc.date.available2018-11-29T22:18:03Z
dc.date.copyright2009
dc.identifier.citationCeri Warnock “The Role of Buildings in Climate Change Mitigation” in Walter Leal Filho and Franziska Mannke (eds) Interdisciplinary Aspects of Climate Change (Peter Lang Publishers, Frankfurt, 2009) pp. 183-207.en_NZ
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10523/8694
dc.description.abstractTransforming the built environment will be critical in mitigating global emissions of green house gases. Within OECD states, buildings (in terms of their construction, operation and de-construction) are major emitters of green house gases. Thus far, market forces alone have failed to ensure the widespread adoption of sustainable buildings and thus a catalyst in the form of government intervention is necessary. This paper considers examples of law and policy from around the world that aim to promote a sustainable built environment. To set the contextual framework, the paper details the high-level political and scientific acknowledgement that sustainability in buildings and construction is a critical element in addressing climate change and thereafter provides an example and brief description of an exemplary sustainable building. The body of the paper describes both central and local government initiatives achieved though the conduit of fiscal policy, planning controls, certification schemes and regulation. Particular emphasis is placed upon the necessity to bring existing buildings into the sustainability equation. It should be noted that the focus of the paper is primarily upon building practices prevalent in developed nations, although this of course has a resonance for developing nations that may be adopting similar equally unsustainable approaches to construction.en_NZ
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoenen_NZ
dc.publisherPeter Land Publishersen_NZ
dc.relation.ispartofInterdisciplinary Aspects of Climate Changeen_NZ
dc.subjectSustainabilityen_NZ
dc.subjectConstructionen_NZ
dc.subjectNew Zealanden_NZ
dc.titleThe Role of Sustainable Buildings in Climate Change Mitigationen_NZ
dc.typeChapter in Book
dc.date.updated2018-11-29T00:49:25Z
otago.schoolUniversity of Otago Faculty of Lawen_NZ
otago.bitstream.endpage207en_NZ
otago.bitstream.startpage183en_NZ
otago.openaccessOpenen_NZ
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