Design for Green Property Development in Developing Cities

TitleDesign for Green Property Development in Developing Cities
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsTam, VWY, Shen, LY, Ochoa, J
JournalJournal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education & Practice
Date Published2013
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number10523928
KeywordsCHINA , CONSTRUCTION , Developing , ENVIRONMENTAL , GREEN , real , sustainable , Urban
AbstractGreen property design has been increasingly popular in line with the promotion of sustainable development. While property design in traditional practice has contributed greatly to the improvement of living standards, the practice has been criticized for not incorporating principles of sustainable development in the property design process. This paper examines the applicability of various green property design technologies in developing cities with reference to the Chinese real estate industry. The study finds that various technologies have different degrees of applicability in different regions or cities. This understanding leads to analysis of strategies for choosing effective green property design technologies. The authors observe that developers and consumers have a passion for green property design. The findings also suggest that currently green property design is primarily applied to high-class residential buildings. Limited application is found for normal residential properties.
NotesTam, Vivian W. Y. Shen, L. Y. 1 Ochoa, Jorge 2; Affiliation: 1: Faculty of Construction Management and Real Estate, Chongqing Univ., Shapingba District, Chongqing 400045, China. 2: Institute of Sustainable Development and Architecture, Bond Univ., Robina, QLD 4229, Australia.; Source Info: Oct2013, Vol. 139 Issue 4, p310; Subject Term: SUSTAINABLE development; Subject Term: GREEN products; Subject Term: ENVIRONMENTAL engineering; Subject Term: ENVIRONMENTAL policy; Subject Term: CONSTRUCTION industry; Author-Supplied Keyword: China; Author-Supplied Keyword: Developing cities; Author-Supplied Keyword: Green property design; Author-Supplied Keyword: Green real estate; Author-Supplied Keyword: Real estate properties; Author-Supplied Keyword: Sustainable development; Author-Supplied Keyword: Urban development; NAICS/Industry Codes: 236110 Residential building construction; NAICS/Industry Codes: 912910 Other provincial and territorial public administration; NAICS/Industry Codes: 924110 Administration of Air and Water Resource and Solid Waste Management Programs; NAICS/Industry Codes: 926110 Administration of General Economic Programs; Number of Pages: 7p; Illustrations: 1 Chart; Document Type: Article