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Constructing GreenThe Social Structures of Sustainability$
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Rebecca L. Henn and Andrew J. Hoffman

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780262019415

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262019415.001.0001

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Beyond Platinum: Making the Case for Titanium Buildings

Beyond Platinum: Making the Case for Titanium Buildings

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Constructing Green

Jock Herron

Amy C. Edmondson

Robert G. Eccles

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Buildings are seen as nouns, not verbs𠀔things, not processes. The relationship between the design and construction process, on the one hand, and the operating life cycle of the occupied building, on the other, is thus typically misunderstood or ignored. Although both collaborative building practices and post-delivery performance auditing are filtering into the benchmarking standards of green buildings, this chapter states that they deserve more attention because of the transformational contribution these practices can make toward improving both how buildings are built and how buildings perform over time. Taking this broader perspective, the chapter argues for a life cycle-oriented framework for evaluating sustainable construction.

Keywords:   buildings, life cycle, collaborative building practices, green buildings, life-cycle, sustainable construction

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