Sustainable Property Development. A Guide to Real Estate and the Environment

  • ID: 2181699
  • Book
  • 192 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Environmental awareness is no longer optional. The legal, fiscal and planning policy frameworks, as well as the demands of increasingly informed building occupiers and owners, make it essential for property professionals to understand the issues affecting sustainability.

In this clear and lively primer on sustainable real estate, property–related environmental issues are identified, defined and explained in an easy–to–follow style, making it ideal for both students and practitioners. A sustainable approach to development is explored with reference to relevant background information, practical issues and the problems posed via four key topics:

Location of property: greenfield and brownfield development

Contamination: dealing with polluted land

Green property: the design of lower environmental impact building

Procurement: sustainability in the UK construction industry

The book has been carefully structured to provide a single introductory text examining the relationship between environmental issues and the design and development of property, using:

Suggested learning outcomes

Headline questions

Background

Practical problems and solutions

Possible future directions

Learning materials

References and sources
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1. THE LOCATION OF PROPERTY: GREENFIELD AND BROWNFIELD DEVELOPMENT.

Suggested learning outcomes.

Headlines: big issues and important questions.

Background.

Practical problems and solutions, current approaches, techniques and models.

Part 1: Locations and site–finding for developments.

Market information and market research.

Investigating sites for different uses.

Investigation site–specific characteristics of potential development sites.

Part 2: Government policy regarding location of development.

PPG1: general principles of the planning system.

PPG3: housing.

PPG6: retailing and town centres.

PPG13: transport.

PPG23: planning and pollution control.

The Urban Task Force.

Urban White Paper: Our Towns and Cities: The Future Delivering an Urban Renaissance.

Part 3: Recent trends in development within city/town centres (as elements of urban regeneration).

Urban regeneration: an introduction.

Mixed use development.

Land assembly and partnerships between developers and local authorities.

Financial aid for necessary redevelopment.

Regional Development Agencies.

Sources of public finance for regeneration.

Planning obligations.

Possible future directions.

Learning materials: problems to solve/issues to discuss in lectures and seminars.

Some questions and issues for discussion.

Examples of media coverage of the issue of regeneration.

References and sources for further study.

Further resources: websites.

2. CONTAMINATION: DEALING WITH POLLUTED LAND.

Suggested learning outcomes.

Headlines: big issues and important questions.

Background.

Historical causes of contamination.

Government action to address contaminated land.

Defining contaminated land today.

The suitable for use standard.

Who is liable for contamination?.

Amount of land that is contaminated.

Controlled waters.

Practical problems and solutions, current approaches, techniques and models.

Why does it matter whether a site is contaminated?.

Registration of contaminated land.

Using a team of advisers.

Inspection methods.

Remediation.

Possible future directions.

Learning materials.

Some questions and issues for discussion.

Discussion points using examples of media coverage of the issue of contaminated land.

References.

Further resources and websites.

3. GREEN PROPERTY: THE DESIGN OF LOWER ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT BUILDINGS.

Suggested learning outcomes.

Headlines: big issues and important questions.

Defining green buildings.

Some important questions that need to be addressed when considering green buildings.

Background.

BREEAM: an environmental building design and management tool.

One Million Sustainable Homes.

Practical problems and solutions, current approaches, techniques and models.

Whole system solutions.

Location and site issues.

Energy systems.

Water use.

Construction materials.

Green specifications.

LCAs.

The benefits of green buildings.

Possible future directions.

Learning materials.

Some questions and issues for discussion.

Discussion point using examples of media coverage of the issue of green property.

Further resources and websites.

4. PROCUREMENT: SUSTAINABILITY AND THE UK CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY.

Suggested learning outcomes.

Headlines: big issues and important questions.

Defining procurement.

Background.

Key stages in the procurement process.

Recent industry reports.

Practical problems and solutions, current approaches, techniques and models.

Green taxes.

Key Performance Indicators.

Minimising the use of resources.

Reducing pollution.

Reducing and managing waste.

Improving workforce management.

Common types of contractual arrangement.

The Project Manager.

Design and Build.

Management Contracting.

Accelerating Change.

Technical guidance.

Possible future directions.

Learning materials.

Some questions and issues for discussion.

Discussion points using examples of media coverage of issues relating to the UK construction industry.

Further resources and websites

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