Housing Associations & Sustainable Management
Environmental efforts in the Netherlands' social housing sector

By Minna Sunikka & Claudia Boon
December 2002
Delft University Press
ISBN: 90-407-2313-3
126 pages, 6 x 9 "
$35.00 Paper Original

The real potential for sustainable building and carbon dioxide reduction lies in managing the existing stock of residential buildings. Housing associations are key actors in fulfilling this potential. Therefore in 1998, the Dutch social housing sector and the Dutch government drew up the Sustainable Building Agreement. This research report provides insight into the environmental policies of Dutch housing associations in 2000, the instruments used and the sustainable measures taken during maintenance, renovation, refurbishing, demolition & new construction. The main chapters are: National strategy for sustainable building. Environmental policies. Management Tools. Agreements with third parties. Environmental education of tenants. Sustainable housing management in the UK. Conclusions. Literature. Surveys.

Environment; housing

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