The ‘fit for purpose’ of the built environment has been a focus of attention since classical times, both in the West and in the East. However, an explicit focus on ‘sustainable buildings’ is relatively new. The last two decades in particular have seen an explosion of published material on the design, construction and assessment of buildings purported to be ‘sustainable.’ Many governments and owners of buildings now routinely require their buildings be ‘sustainable’ and are certified to be so. In the case of sustainability certification, the recent growth in tools, techniques and assessment systems is phenomenal: even as early as 2005 there were over 600 such tools in different parts of the world! New ones sprout all the time and design guides attempt a losing battle to keep pace.
|Number of pages||1798|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|
|Name||Critical Concepts in Built Environment|
- built environment
- sustainable buildings