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Green building challenges: evaluating the operation of adopted building assessment tools - case study.

Mpakati Gama, Effiness; Wamuziri, Sam; Sloan, Brian


Effiness Mpakati Gama

Sam Wamuziri

Brian Sloan


In recent years, the green building environmental assessment tools (BEATs) are
increasingly being adopted from one country to the other. Previous authors have
proposed several ways for improving the performance of BEATs precisely, the
second generation tools adopted from elsewhere. However, a few studies have
focussed on how the tools are operated in their new contexts. Therefore for further
advancement of this emerging field in the property and building sector, the current
work compares the operation criteria of the original and adoptive tools in order to
analyse the implications associated with the adoptive tools hence suggest ways for
improvement. Focusing on the Green Star tool as a case study, a few implications
have been highlighted relative to facilitation, accreditation and implementation
criteria of the tools. Although there is no clear-cut for promoting BEATs based on
how are structured, continuous improvement of the BEATs in specific contexts is

Conference Name 28th Annual ARCOM Conference
Start Date Sep 3, 2012
End Date Sep 5, 2012
Publication Date 2012
Deposit Date Feb 23, 2016
Publicly Available Date Feb 23, 2016
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Keywords Adoptive countries; building assessment tools; green building; green star tool; operating criteria;
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Contract Date Feb 23, 2016


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