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Bartlett, E and Howard, N (2000) Informing the decision makers on the cost and value of green building. Building Research & Information, 28(05), 315–24.

Bogenstätter, U (2000) Prediction and optimization of life-cycle costs in early design. Building Research & Information, 28(05), 376–86.

Bon, R and Hutchinson, K (2000) Sustainable construction: some economic challenges. Building Research & Information, 28(05), 310–4.

Bordass, B (2000) Cost and value: fact and fiction. Building Research & Information, 28(05), 338–52.

Cole, R J and Sterner, E (2000) Reconciling theory and practice of life-cycle costing. Building Research & Information, 28(05), 368–75.

Heerwagen, J (2000) Green buildings, organizational success and occupant productivity. Building Research & Information, 28(05), 353–67.

Hydes, K R and Creech, L (2000) Reducing mechanical equipment cost: the economics of green design. Building Research & Information, 28(05), 403–7.

Jarkas, A M (2010) The influence of buildability factors on rebar fixing labour productivity of beams. Construction Management and Economics, 28(05), 527–43.

Larsson, N K and Clark, J (2000) Incremental costs within the design process for energy efficient buildings. Building Research & Information, 28(05), 413–8.

Lingard, H C, Francis, V and Turner, M (2010) Work–family enrichment in the Australian construction industry: implications for job design. Construction Management and Economics, 28(05), 467–80.

Malin, N (2000) The cost of green materials. Building Research & Information, 28(05), 408–12.

  • Type: Journal Article
  • Keywords: green building; building materials; economics; sustainable design; cost; performance; specification
  • ISBN/ISSN: 0961-3218
  • URL: http://journalsonline.tandf.co.uk/link.asp?id=gxnk1xt90gkhugxc
  • Abstract:
    'Do environmentally preferable materials cost more?' This paper addresses the question and presents theoretical rationales for both affirmative and negative answers. Clarifications for the terms 'environmentally preferable' and 'cost' are offered in order to explore the question more thoroughly, introducing the ideas of life-cycle costs and societal costs in addition to initial capital cost. The implicit basis for comparison is dissected, revealing implications both for conventional and green products. It is shown that the cost of green materials need not dictate the cost of green buildings, and that knowledgeable designers can utilize green materials, including some that ostensibly cost more, without increasing overall project costs.

Marrero, M and Ramirez-De-Arellano, A (2010) The building cost system in Andalusia: application to construction and demolition waste management. Construction Management and Economics, 28(05), 495–507.

Ness, K (2010) The discourse of ‘Respect for People’ in UK construction. Construction Management and Economics, 28(05), 481–93.

Olawale, Y A and Sun, M (2010) Cost and time control of construction projects: inhibiting factors and mitigating measures in practice. Construction Management and Economics, 28(05), 509–26.

Papamichael, K (2000) Green building performance prediction/assessment. Building Research & Information, 28(05), 394–402.

Reed, W G and Gordon, E B (2000) Integrated design and building process: what research and methodologies are needed?. Building Research & Information, 28(05), 325–37.

Ross, N, Bowen, P A and Lincoln, D (2010) Sustainable housing for low-income communities: lessons for South Africa in local and other developing world cases. Construction Management and Economics, 28(05), 433–49.

Sterner, E (2000) Life-cycle costing and its use in the Swedish building sector. Building Research & Information, 28(05), 387–93.

Tuuli, M M, Rowlinson, S and Koh, T Y (2010) Control modes and mechanisms in construction project teams: drivers and consequences. Construction Management and Economics, 28(05), 451–65.