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|Title:||Sustainable refurbishment: some practical regulatory hurdles|
|Author(s):||John R. Mansfield, (School of Architecture Design and the Built Environment, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, UK)|
|Citation:||John R. Mansfield, (2011) "Sustainable refurbishment: some practical regulatory hurdles", Structural Survey, Vol. 29 Iss: 2, pp.120 - 132|
|Keywords:||Economic sustainability, Emission, Energy conservation, Environmental regulation|
|Article type:||General review|
|DOI:||10.1108/02630801111132803 (Permanent URL)|
|Publisher:||Emerald Group Publishing Limited|
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to draw attention to some of the practical difficulties that exist within the current regulatory framework that is guiding refurbishment practice with regard to improving energy efficiency and reducing carbon emissions.
Design/methodology/approach – The paper presents a critical review of Building Regulations Approved Document L2B, the current models for measuring energy and carbon emissions and third-party certification schemes.
Findings – Sustainable refurbishment programmes can incorporate various measures and technologies to help to address the current efficiency and emission targets. Yet while specific improvements to energy efficiency and carbon emission may be technically possible, it seems that they are unnecessarily hampered by a series of hurdles.
Originality/value – The paper offers a detailed and applied consideration of three regulatory issues that can affect the achievement of sustainable measure targets in sustainable refurbishment projects.
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