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Berg, J B, Thuesen, C, Ernstsen, S K and Jensen, P A (2021) Reconfiguring the construction value chain: analysing key sources of friction in the business model archetypes of AEC companies in strategic partnerships. Construction Management and Economics, 39(06), 533–48.

Crawford, R H and Pullen, S (2011) Life cycle water analysis of a residential building and its occupants. Building Research & Information, 39(06), 589–602.

Ershadi, M, Jefferies, M, Davis, P and Mojtahedi, M (2021) Project management offices in the construction industry: a literature review and qualitative synthesis of success variables. Construction Management and Economics, 39(06), 493–512.

Forster, A M, Carter, K, Banfill, P F G and Kayan, B (2011) Green maintenance for historic masonry buildings: an emerging concept. Building Research & Information, 39(06), 654–64.

Godoy-Shimizu, D, Armitage, P, Steemers, K and Chenvidyakarn, T (2011) Using Display Energy Certificates to quantify schools' energy consumption. Building Research & Information, 39(06), 535–52.

Jay, I and Bowen, P (2011) What residents value in low-cost housing schemes: some South African concepts. Building Research & Information, 39(06), 574–88.

Jensen, J S, Gottlieb, S C and Thuesen, C L (2011) Construction sector development: frames and governance responses. Building Research & Information, 39(06), 665–77.

Jeschke, K N, Waldorff, S B, Dyreborg, J, Kines, P and Ajslev, J Z N (2021) Complaining about occupational safety and health: a barrier for collaboration between managers and workers on construction sites. Construction Management and Economics, 39(06), 459–74.

Kordi, N E, Belayutham, S and Che Ibrahim, C K I (2021) Mapping of social sustainability attributes to stakeholders’ involvement in construction project life cycle. Construction Management and Economics, 39(06), 513–32.

Lucke, T and Beecham, S (2011) Field investigation of clogging in a permeable pavement system. Building Research & Information, 39(06), 603–15.

Pryke, S D, Zagkli, G and Kougia, I (2011) Resource provision ego-networks in small Greek construction firms. Building Research & Information, 39(06), 616–36.

Sigrid Nordby, A (2011) Carbon reductions and building regulations: the case of Norwegian mountain cabins. Building Research & Information, 39(06), 553–65.

  • Type: Journal Article
  • Keywords: building regulations; embodied energy; energy; environmental impacts; greenhouse gas emissions; life cycle assessment (LCA); low-carbon buildings
  • ISBN/ISSN: 0961-3218
  • URL: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/09613218.2011.604280
  • Abstract:
    What are the limitations of regulatory measures to decrease environmental impacts of buildings? The case of Norway's wood-fired mountain cabins is used to explore whether strict energy-efficiency requirements in building regulations are appropriate and effective. A self-service (holiday) cabin is analysed in three different scenarios. The carbon emissions from the extra material required to meet the new regulations are calculated and compared with the emissions saved by the expected decrease in operational energy demand over a 50-year life cycle. The results show that in all three scenarios the carbon emissions from the extra material use and their transport outweighs the savings from reduced heating. As expected, the frequency of use (occupancy rate) is shown to be an important variable to determine the usefulness of technical upgrading. Alternative measures for decreased environmental impacts are considered. Suggested solutions for long-term reductions in carbon emissions for wood-fired mountain cabins are area efficiency (reduced floor area), low-carbon materials and the reuse of components instead of improved U-values. Regulatory measures that create universal standards for all buildings fail to account for particular circumstances and create revenge effects. Increased flexibility in regulatory mechanisms could reduce these problems.

Silva, A, Dias, J L, Gaspar, P L and de Brito, J (2011) Service life prediction models for exterior stone cladding. Building Research & Information, 39(06), 637–53.

Stafford, A (2011) Long-term monitoring and performance of ground source heat pumps. Building Research & Information, 39(06), 566–73.

Zhang, R P and Bowen, P (2021) Work-family role blurring and conflict among South African construction professionals. Construction Management and Economics, 39(06), 475–92.