Is it easy being green?

Cunningham, Daniel
August 2005
EG: Estates Gazette;8/13/2005, Issue 532, p50
Trade Publication
Focuses on the challenges facing green building developers in complying with the European Union's Energy Performance of Buildings Directive designed to impose greater energy efficient levels on refurbished buildings to be implemented in Great Britain in January 2006. Scope of the legislation; Implications of the legislation's efficiency ratings for the real property market; Financial benefits of green refurbished buildings. INSETS: Legal issues at a glance;What can developers do to "green up" revamps?.


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