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Green buildings pay by Brian W. Edwards, Emanuele Naboni

By Brian W. Edwards, Emanuele Naboni

Eco-friendly structures Pay examines, via case reviews of industrial and college structures, how diverse methods to eco-friendly layout can produce extra sustainable styles of improvement. The case experiences are defined by means of their designers and infrequently additionally through the buyer, thereby making sure that the constructions are noticeable within the context of marketplace realities.

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Commerzbank Headquarters, Frankfurt. Architects: Foster and Partners. Green buildings pay 24 Mistral Building, Reading. Architects: Foster and Partners. EDF Headquarters, Bordeaux. Architects: Foster and Partners. How do green buildings pay? 25 Helicon Building, London: Architects: Sheppard Robson. Green buildings pay Elizabeth Fry Building, University of East Anglia. Architects: John Miller and Partners. 26 How do green buildings pay? PowerGen Building, Coventry. Architects: Bennetts Associates.

The Office Toolkit. leaflet, BRE, 1996. 7. EDAS Communique, Issue 5, 1996. 8. EDAS Case Study N008, ‘Eco Offices’, Jarrow, Tyneside, UK. 9. Adapted from Bill Bordass, ‘Avoiding office air-conditioning’, The Architects’ Journal, 20 July 1995, pp. 37–39. 10. ‘Green Buildings: Benefits and Barriers’, Building Services, April 1996, pp. 40–41. Green buildings and the UK property industry William McKee, Director General, British Property Federation Green office buildings will become commonplace only if they take account of the principles and philosophy of the commercial property industry.

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