Beyond sustainable buildings: eco-efficiency to eco-effectiveness through cradle-to-cradle design

Ankrah, N.A., Manu, E. ORCID: 0000-0002-9002-3681 and Booth, C., 2015. Beyond sustainable buildings: eco-efficiency to eco-effectiveness through cradle-to-cradle design. In: 7th International Conference on Sustainability in Energy and Buildings, Lisbon, Portugal, 1-5 July 2015.

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Abstract

This study investigates the cradle to cradle philosophy, which is a paradigm changing innovative platform for achieving positive ecological impacts in the built environment. With focus on business sites, a preliminary survey is conducted to interrogate tenant stakeholders’ preferences towards cradle to cradle attributes.
Training, employment and use of local skills (social diversity)as well as realisation of highly flexible and easily adaptable spaces (conceptual diversity) were revealed as the most important attributes whilst integration of biodiversity was of least importance. This suggests therefore that business needs drive their preferences and as such must be reflected in C2C implementation strategies.

Item Type: Conference contribution
Creators: Ankrah, N.A., Manu, E. and Booth, C.
Date: 2015
Divisions: Schools > School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment
Depositing User: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 12 Nov 2015 15:58
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 13:57
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/26299

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