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Emergence of green building guidelines in developed countries and their impact on India

Varun Potbhare (Construction Management, School of Planning, Design and Construction, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA)
Matt Syal (Construction Management, School of Planning, Design and Construction, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA)
Mohammed Arif (School of the Built Environment, University of Salford, Salford, UK)
Malik M.A. Khalfan (School of Property, Construction and Project Management, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia)
Charles Egbu (School of the Built Environment, University of Salford, Salford, UK)

Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology

ISSN: 1726-0531

Article publication date: 27 March 2009

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Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to identify the characteristics of green building guidelines in developed countries and to analyze their influence on the evolution and adoption of similar guidelines in India.

Design/methodology/approach

This research reviews the green building guidelines in the developed as well as the developing countries such as Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design guidelines for new construction (LEED® NC‐USA), Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM)‐UK, Comprehensive Assessment System for Building Environmental Efficiency (CASBEE)‐Japan, and LEED®‐India and further performs a comparative analysis of these guidelines.

Findings

Based on the comparative analysis of LEED® NC‐USA, BREEAM‐UK, and CASBEE‐Japan, the characteristics that might have affected their current acceptance were identified. The catalysts and hindrances associated with the acceptance of LEED‐India in India were identified based on the comparative analysis of LEED® NC‐USA and LEED®‐India.

Originality/value

With an exponential growth of construction industry in the rapidly developing countries, there is a definite need to promote the adoption of green building guidelines. The methodology adopted in this research can be applied to understand the evolution as well as future adoption of green building guidelines in other countries that are facing similar circumstances.

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Citation

Potbhare, V., Syal, M., Arif, M., Khalfan, M.M.A. and Egbu, C. (2009), "Emergence of green building guidelines in developed countries and their impact on India", Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology, Vol. 7 No. 1, pp. 99-121. https://doi.org/10.1108/17260530910947286

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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