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Author Berardi, Umberto

Title Moving to Sustainable Buildings : Paths to Adopt Green Innovations in Developed Countries / Umberto Berardi
Published London : Versita, [2013]
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Description 1 online resource (190 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Series Versita discipline : arts, music, literature
Contents ch. 1. Introduction to Moving to Sustainable Building -- Diffusion of Sustainable Building -- Moving to Sustainable Building -- Drivers for Sustainable Building -- Scope of the Book -- Structure of the Book -- ch. 2. Definition of sustainable building -- Sustainable Development and Sustainability Science -- Contextualising sustainability in sustainable buildings -- Factors of uncertainty in defining sustainable buildings -- Time uncertainty -- Scale uncertainty -- Domain uncertainty -- Social uncertainty -- The Identification of a Sustainable Building -- ch. 3. Sustainability Assessment of Buildings -- Sustainability Assessment -- Diffusion of sustainability assessment -- Possible approaches to sustainability assessment -- Sustainability Rating Systems -- Cumulative Energy Demand systems -- Life Cycle Analysis systems -- Total Quality Assessment systems -- ch. 4. Green Innovations in Sustainable Buildings -- Sustainability Assessments of the Building Sample -- Trends in Sustainability Assessment of Buildings -- Conclusions -- ch. 5. Managing Innovations in the Building Sector -- Classifications of Innovation -- Specificities of Architectural Innovations -- Architectural Innovation Management -- Innovation in the Building Sector -- Construction innovation literature -- Categories of construction innovations -- Actors for Innovation in Construction -- Moving to Green Innovations -- Moving the building sector towards green innovations -- ch. 6. Construction Stakeholders and Green Innovations -- Stakeholders of Construction Processes -- Stakeholders' Mapping -- Time Analysis of the Process -- Stakeholders' Interest for Green Technologies -- Stakeholders' Influence -- Case studies: Italian residential buildings -- Stakeholders' Mapping -- The measure of stakeholder's influence -- Formulation of the questionnaire -- Results of the survey -- Analysis of the results -- ch. 7. Organising the Process of Sustainable Building -- Organisation of Construction Processes -- Inter-firm relationships in construction processes -- Characteristics of firms for sustainability partnerships -- Research Model and Features of Analysis -- Case Studies -- Research methodology -- Selection of the case studies -- Description of the case studies -- Results -- Discussion of Results -- ch. 8. Policies for Sustainable Buildings -- Review of Policies -- Regulatory and control mechanisms -- Economic and market-based instruments -- Fiscal instruments and incentives -- Support, Information and Voluntary Actions -- Efficacy of Policies and their Combinations -- Policies for Sustainable Buildings in Italy -- ch. 9. Conclusions -- Appendix -- Questionnaire for the Interview about Building Practices -- Bibliography -- List of Abbreviations -- Index -- Author's Biography
Summary "Umberto Berardi explores the transition of the construction sector to sustainable building through the adoption of green innovations. Applying methods ranging from theoretical discussions to interviews and field studies, Berardi describes how organisational models among stakeholders are changing as the sector moves towards a green economy"--Publisher's description
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Sustainable buildings -- Developed countries -- Design and construction.
Sustainable construction.
Sustainable development -- Developed countries.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 8376560115 (ebk.)
9788376560113 (ebk.)