Towards Sustainable Building

  • Nicola┬áMaiellaro

Part of the The GeoJournal Library book series (GEJL, volume 61)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. Policies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Dino Borri
      Pages 3-10
    3. Andreas Blum, Clemens Deilmann, Frank-Stefan Neubauer
      Pages 43-57
    4. Nicola Cardinale, Dora Francese, Francesco Ruggiero
      Pages 59-76
  3. Tools

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 89-89
    2. Mario de Grassi, Berardo Naticchia
      Pages 135-160
    3. Flourentzos Flourentzou, Jean-Louis Genre, Claude-Alain Roulet
      Pages 161-169
    4. Antonella Lerario, Nicola Maiellaro
      Pages 171-200
  4. Challenges

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 201-201
    2. Peter Schmid
      Pages 207-226
    3. Pekka Huovila
      Pages 241-250
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 251-254

About this book


This volume contains the extended versions of selected papers presented at the first Mediterranean Conference "Sharing Knowledge on Sustainable Building" held at the Polytechnic ofBari in December 1999, supported by the National Research Council of Italy. The publication of this book was made possible through the efforts of the contributing Authors. Other people have provided invaluable support for the conference and for the preparation of this volume; in particular, I wish to thank Antonella Lerario for providing support in the final editing of the text and images. 1 As reported in Boonstra and Rovers (200 I) , people spend a great deal of time inside buildings; therefore, decisions about design, construction, use, maintenance, renovation, demolition, reuse and recycling of buildings have a huge impact on the sustainable development of our society. Technical aspects, however, should be supported by adequate policies, developed with appropriate tools and driven by meaningful challenges. For people involved in sustainable buildings, the conceptual frameworks, studies and experiences collected in this volume, organized into three parts - "Policies", "Tools" and "Challenges" - will help to advance knowledge allowing them to adopt and more efficiently implement such innovations sooner.


Design architecture building development environment environmental protection innovation

Editors and affiliations

  • Nicola┬áMaiellaro
    • 1
  1. 1.Housing and Social Infrastructures InstituteNational Research Council of ItalyBariItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-5824-9
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-3563-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0924-5499
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