A case study of the low environmental impact criteria on the economics of housing construction

González Díaz, María Jesús and García Navarro, Justo (2005). A case study of the low environmental impact criteria on the economics of housing construction. In: "Proceedings of the Conference on Sustainable Building South-East Asia (SB07SEA)", 11/04/2005-13/04/2005, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. p. 1.

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Title: A case study of the low environmental impact criteria on the economics of housing construction
Author/s:
  • González Díaz, María Jesús
  • García Navarro, Justo
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: Proceedings of the Conference on Sustainable Building South-East Asia (SB07SEA)
Event Dates: 11/04/2005-13/04/2005
Event Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Title of Book: Proceedings of the Conference on Sustainable Building South-East Asia (SB07SEA)
Date: 2005
Subjects:
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Agrónomos (UPM) [antigua denominación]
Department: Construcción y Vías Rurales [hasta 2014]
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

The Social, human and technical actions as well as economic decision of construction will affect the environmental performances of buildings. Bioclimatic design, adequate system for the supplies of energy and water for heating and cooling, or selection of construction materials will involve a non-conventional way of construction therefore with unknown initial costs. An approach focused on the economical influence of these criteria upon the environment would enable owners and other public and private sectors to put these products into services and markets. The paper presents a case study which includes a cost evaluation for sustainable construction criteria introduced into the projects. The case study is based on an example of a project located in the city of Valladolid, Spain. The study showed that the environmental benefits both for tenants and community for exceeded the economic values. Other important environmental benefits include better comfort and health care however, this could not be economically verified. In conclusion, promoting the collaboration between the environmental benefits and business opportunities is important in order to definitely change the myth that "green buildings' are more expressive to construct.

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Item ID: 47014
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/47014/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:47014
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 28 Jun 2017 17:20
Last Modified: 06 May 2020 10:40
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