Sustainable Property Development: A Guide to Real Estate and the Environment
Miles Keeping, David ShiersISBN: 0632058048; 9780632058044;
Environmental awareness is no longer optional. The legal, fiscal and planning policy frameworks, as well as the demands of increasingly informed building occupiers and owners, make it essential for property professionals to understand the issues affecting sustainability. In this clear and lively primer on sustainable real estate, property–related environmental issues are identified, defined and explained in an easy–to–follow style, making it ideal for both students and practitioners. A sustainable approach to development is explored with reference to relevant background information, practical issues and the problems posed via four key topics: Location of property: greenfield and brownfield development Contamination: dealing with polluted land Green property: the design of lower environmental impact building Procurement: sustainability in the UK construction industry The book has been...