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Jia, A Y, Rowlinson, S, Loosemore, M, Xu, M, Li, B and Gibb, A (2017) Institutions and institutional logics in construction safety management: The case of climatic heat stress. Construction Management and Economics, 35(06), 338-30.

Karimi, H, Taylor, T R B and Goodrum, P M (2017) Analysis of the impact of craft labour availability on North American construction project productivity and schedule performance. Construction Management and Economics, 35(06), 368-13.

Lützkendorf, T and Lorenz, D (2007) Integrating sustainability into property risk assessments for market transformation. Building Research & Information, 35(06), 644–61.

Leaman, A and Bordass, B (2007) Are users more tolerant of 'green' buildings?. Building Research & Information, 35(06), 662–73.

Linderoth, H C J (2017) From visions to practice: the role of sensemaking, institutional logic and pragmatic practice. Construction Management and Economics, 35(06), 324-14.

Rasmussen, G M G, Jensen, P L and Gottlieb, S C (2017) Frames, agency and institutional change: The case of benchmarking in Danish construction. Construction Management and Economics, 35(06), 305-19.

Reed, B (2007) Shifting from 'sustainability' to regeneration. Building Research & Information, 35(06), 674–80.

  • Type: Journal Article
  • Keywords: construction management; consumption; design process; mental models; sustainability; whole systems
  • ISBN/ISSN: 0961-3218
  • URL: http://www.informaworld.com/openurl?genre=article&issn=0961-3218&volume=35&issue=6&spage=674
  • Abstract:
    Sustainability, as currently practised in the built environment, is primarily an exercise in efficiency. In other words, the use of environmental rating systems and other mechanisms allows a reduction in the damage caused by excessive resource use. However, instead of doing less damage to the environment, it is necessary to learn how one can participate with the environment by using the health of ecological systems as a basis for design. The shift from a fragmented to a whole systems model is the significant cultural leap that consumer society needs to make - through framing and understanding living system interrelationships in an integrated way. A place-based approach is one way to achieve this understanding. The design process begins by attempting to understand how the systems of life work in each unique place. The role of designers and stakeholders is to create a whole system of mutually beneficial relationships. By doing so, the potential for green design moves beyond sustaining the environment to one that can regenerate its health - as well as our own.

Sayce, S, Ellison, L and Parnell, P (2007) Understanding investment drivers for UK sustainable property. Building Research & Information, 35(06), 629–43.

Schultmann, F and Sunke, N (2007) Energy-oriented deconstruction and recovery planning. Building Research & Information, 35(06), 15.

Yamaguchi, K, Matsufuji, Y and Koyama, T (2007) A new structural system: friction-resistant dry-masonry. Building Research & Information, 35(06), 616–28.

Zimmerman, A and Kibert, C J (2007) Informing LEED's next generation with The Natural Step. Building Research & Information, 35(06), 681–9.