chapter  7
24 Pages

The Sustainable Operation and Use of Buildings

ByMark Deakin, John Hudson, Martin Symes

The preceding chapters in this part of the book have looked at protocols for the planning, property development, design and construction of sustainable urban development (SUD). This chapter aims to study the sustainability issues underlying the operation and use of buildings. Studying the sustainability issues underlying the operation and use of buildings takes this section full circle, from the ‘upstream’ concerns of planning, property development, design and construction, towards more ‘downstream’ activities concerning the operation and use of buildings as products and infrastructure services.