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Assessment of China's evaluation standard for green building : a sustainability perspective

Yu, Yan LU (2013) In Master Thesis Series in Environmental Studies and Sustainability Science MESM01 20131
LUCSUS (Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies)
Abstract
China is facing multiple challenges of environmental degradation, resource scarcity, and rapid urbanization. The challenges along with people's needs to improve living condition force China to value the importance of developing green buildings. In 2006 the first national green building assessment tool -­‐ Evaluation Standard for Green Building (GBS) was released and widely implemented soon after. At the same time, the notion of sustainability is increasingly discussed by green building researchers and practitioners globally. There is a trend of transformation from environmentally friendly or energy efficient building to sustainable building. However, studies on the sustainability performance of GBS are still absent. This paper strives to... (More)
China is facing multiple challenges of environmental degradation, resource scarcity, and rapid urbanization. The challenges along with people's needs to improve living condition force China to value the importance of developing green buildings. In 2006 the first national green building assessment tool -­‐ Evaluation Standard for Green Building (GBS) was released and widely implemented soon after. At the same time, the notion of sustainability is increasingly discussed by green building researchers and practitioners globally. There is a trend of transformation from environmentally friendly or energy efficient building to sustainable building. However, studies on the sustainability performance of GBS are still absent. This paper strives to make a comprehensive methodological assessment of GBS from sustainability perspective, to provide a picture of GBS's distance to the principles of sustainability, its advantages and limitations. The methodological framework of PICABUE developed by Mitchell et al. (1995) is applied as the guidance of analysis. Some suggestions are offered for the standard makers at the moment GBS is being revised for the second version. (Less)
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author
Yu, Yan LU
supervisor
organization
course
MESM01 20131
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
PICABUE, green building, evaluation standard for green building (GBS), sustainability indicators, sustainability science
publication/series
Master Thesis Series in Environmental Studies and Sustainability Science
report number
2013:028
language
English
id
4075272
date added to LUP
2013-10-08 11:35:50
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2013-10-08 11:35:50
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  abstract     = {China is facing multiple challenges of environmental degradation, resource scarcity, and rapid urbanization. The challenges along with people's needs to improve living condition force China to value the importance of developing green buildings. In 2006 the first national green building assessment tool -­‐ Evaluation Standard for Green Building (GBS) was released and widely implemented soon after. At the same time, the notion of sustainability is increasingly discussed by green building researchers and practitioners globally. There is a trend of transformation from environmentally friendly or energy efficient building to sustainable building. However, studies on the sustainability performance of GBS are still absent. This paper strives to make a comprehensive methodological assessment of GBS from sustainability perspective, to provide a picture of GBS's distance to the principles of sustainability, its advantages and limitations. The methodological framework of PICABUE developed by Mitchell et al. (1995) is applied as the guidance of analysis. Some suggestions are offered for the standard makers at the moment GBS is being revised for the second version.},
  author       = {Yu, Yan},
  keyword      = {PICABUE,green building,evaluation standard for green building (GBS),sustainability indicators,sustainability science},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  series       = {Master Thesis Series in Environmental Studies and Sustainability Science},
  title        = {Assessment of China's evaluation standard for green building : a sustainability perspective},
  year         = {2013},
}