Appraising regeneration projects for environmental sustainability

Chalmers, Chiara E. (2011) Appraising regeneration projects for environmental sustainability. MSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    Environmental sustainability is a key factor in new build protocol. Over the past fifteen years, house developers have become more conscious of how their development performs to a more environmentally friendly standard. Renewable resources used within the home can cut energy bills into more than half compared to a house that does not have renewable energy sources. However, a stigma is still attached to the term ‘environmentally sustainable’ and attitudes of the public have not yet evolved to accept new energy generating techniques within the home. It is the government who are mainly responsible for driving the issue of environmental sustainability, and their goals and objectives in the context of environmental sustainability is also a key factor to consider, when discussing the future of environmentally sustainable developments.
    Between, 1998, 2002, and 2006, there has been little improvement made on the environmental sustainability of eco homes in chronological order, and there is a lack of demand for them as attitudes towards environmentally sustainable housing is still dismissive and uniformed, these attitudes will more than likely hinder the governments goals regarding environmental sustainability in years to come.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Technology > School of Civil Engineering and Surveying
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 02 Feb 2012 15:09
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:53
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/6098

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