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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.

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.

  • Type: Journal Article
  • Keywords: environmental assessment methods; environmental indicators; 'green'; buildings; life-cycle assessment; sustainable building
  • ISBN/ISSN: 0961-3218
  • URL: http://www.informaworld.com/openurl?genre=article&issn=0961-3218&volume=35&issue=6&spage=681
  • Abstract:
    Building assessment systems, such as the US Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) suite of standards, have been helpful in the initiation of a movement that is addressing the environmental impact of buildings. The approach utilized in these standards is in need of updating in order to address a number of potentially serious shortcomings. Among these are the lack of a quantifiable relationship between 'points' and environmental impacts, a 'one-size-fits-all' design for assessment, and an absence of consistent science underpinning LEED points. To address the last of these shortcomings, the potential use of The Natural Step (TNS) could form the foundation for the next generation of building assessment tools, sometimes referred to as LEED Version 3. LEED is used as an example of the potential application of TNS to remedy some of the major shortcomings of building assessment systems. The same approach would apply to voluntary, market-based building assessment systems used in other countries, e.g. the Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM), the Comprehensive Assessment System for Building Environmental Efficiency (CASBEE), and Green Star, to name but a few.