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Review of sustainability in buildings

Abdellatif, M and Al-Shamma'a, A (2014) Review of sustainability in buildings. Sustainable Cities and Society, 14 (1). pp. 171-177. ISSN 2210-6707

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Abstract

At present, it is estimated that the building sector contributes up to 45% of annual greenhouse gas emissions primarily through the use of fossil fuels during their operational phase and consumes up to 40% of all energy in UK. Given the massive growth in new construction in economies in transition, and the inefficiencies of existing building stock, if nothing is done, greenhouse gas emissions from buildings will be more than double in the next 20 years. This is a review paper describe the extent and nature of sustainable buildings in UK, either within new or refurbishing old ones, in order to move away from traditional methods of construction and to look at multi-disciplinary and integrated approaches, as well as end-user perspectives.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: T Technology > TH Building construction
Divisions: Built Environment
Publisher: Elsevier
Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2015 13:54
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2016 23:50
DOI or Identification number: 10.1016/j.scs.2014.09.002
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/2205

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