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Measuring Green: The Generation of the Information

Graham Bullock

in Green Grades: Can Information Save the Earth?

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780262036429
eISBN:
9780262340984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036429.003.0004
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Chapter 4 uses the differences between LEED, Green Globes, the Living Building Challenge, and ENERGY STAR to highlight the methodological issues associated with information-based governance. The ... More


Certifying Green Communities

Mark E. Hostetler

in The Green Leap: A Primer for Conserving Biodiversity in Subdivision Development

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780520271104
eISBN:
9780520951877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520271104.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter discusses the various green certification programs and how they relate to biodiversity conservation. Often, green certification programs do not adequately address biodiversity. ... More


LEED, Collaborative Rationality, and Green Building Public Policy

Nicholas B. Rajkovich, Alison G. Kwok, and Larissa Larsen

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/9780262019415.003.0003
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter discusses how use of the US Green Building Council (USGBC) LEED rating system promotes collaboration during design, construction, and operations. This new type of practice—defined less ... More


The Evolution of the Green Building Supply Industry: Entrepreneurial Entrants and Diversifying Incumbents

Michael Conger and Jeffrey G. York

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/9780262019415.003.0006
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

The chapter asks a number of questions: what determines when and why a particular firm will enter an ecologically relevant industry? How does this differ for new firms vs. existing firms that already ... More


Challenging the Imperative to Build: The Case of a Controversial Bridge at a World Heritage Site

Olivier Berthod

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/9780262019415.003.0013
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Certification schemes—most notably the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification—dominate the debate on environmental sustainability in construction projects. This chapter ... More


Building Green Institutions

Geoffrey Jones

in Profits and Sustainability: A History of Green Entrepreneurship

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198706977
eISBN:
9780191840340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198706977.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History, International Business

This chapter examines the spread of standards and certification in green industries including IFOAM in organic food, ECOCERT in beauty, BREEAM and LEED in building, and Green Globe in tourism. These ... More


Green Buildings

Sandy Bond and Elaine Worzala

in Private Real Estate Markets and Investments

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199388752
eISBN:
9780199388783
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199388752.003.0014
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Worldwide initiatives to address climate change, specifically the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, have been a major driver for the increased focus on sustainable buildings. This chapter ... More


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