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Energy efficiency and sustainability in residential property

By Chris Eves, Lyndall Bryant and Stephan Kippes


The issue of a more sustainable environment has been the aim of many governments and institutions for decades. Current research and literature has shown the continuing impact of global development and population increases on the planet as a whole. Issues such as carbon emissions, global warming, resource sustainability, industrial pollution, waste management and the decline in scarce resources, including food, are now realities and are being addressed at various levels. All levels of government, business and the public now equally share responsibility for the continued sustainable environment in general.\ud \ud Although these issues of global warming, climate change and the overuse of scarce resources are well documented, and constantly covered in all media forms, public attitudes to these issues vary significantly.\ud \ud Despite being aware of these issues many individuals consider that the problem is one for governments to tackle and that their individual efforts are not important or necessary. In many cases individuals are concerned with sustainability, but are either not in the position to take action due to economic circumstances or are not prepared to offset sustainability gains with personal interests..

Topics: 150403 Real Estate and Valuation Services, Sustainability, Housing
Publisher: Penerbit UTM Press
Year: 2012
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.qut.edu.au:48829
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