Green building : concept and practice

Cook, SJ 1995, Green building : concept and practice , MPhil thesis, University of Salford.

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Abstract

This thesis addresses the question: what is a green building? This question is fundamental to those academics, research bodies and practising construction professionals who seek to audit and to assess green buildings. It seeks to illuminate the breadth and foci of the current received wisdom in this area of interest. Green buildings are defined in terms of the broader green criteria and also criteria particular to buildings. Initially political and economic definitions are discussed to establish the criteria which characterise greenness and cover the spectrum of ideas from environmentalism to ecologism. The thesis moves on to discuss and establish definitions of green buildings and to identify field leaders. The rationale and consistency of the definitions are examined and discussed to illuminate the differences in current thinking on the definition of green buildings. A multidimensional scalogram analysis is undertaken to dissect the definitions and to give insight into the definition of green building. In the penultimate chapter conclusions are drawn and the final chapter posits an agenda for research to further illuminate and to progress our understanding of green buildings.

Item Type: Thesis (MPhil)
Schools: Schools > School of the Built Environment
Depositing User: Institutional Repository
Date Deposited: 23 Jul 2021 14:28
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 21:55
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/61282

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