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Constructing Green: The Social Structures of Sustainability

Rebecca L. Henn and Andrew J. Hoffman (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780262019415
eISBN:
9780262315388
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019415.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Buildings are the nation's greatest energy consumers. Forty percent of all our energy is used for heating, cooling, lighting, or powering machines and devices in buildings. Despite decades of ... More


Conveying Greenness: Sustainable Ideals and Organizational Narratives about LEED-Certified Buildings

Beth M. Duckles

in Constructing Green: The Social Structures of Sustainability

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780262019415
eISBN:
9780262315388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019415.003.0012
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

The green building movement can be characterized as a market-based movement. This means that the movement aims to shift the market toward more sustainable construction. Unlike social movements that ... More


Beyond Platinum: Making the Case for Titanium Buildings

Jock Herron, Amy C. Edmondson, and Robert G. Eccles

in Constructing Green: The Social Structures of Sustainability

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780262019415
eISBN:
9780262315388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019415.003.0004
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Buildings are seen as nouns, not verbs𠀔things, not processes. The relationship between the design and construction process, on the one hand, and the operating life cycle of the occupied building, on ... More


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