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Title: Transforming the Market for Sustainable Design: Effective Public Policies and Strategies; Preprint

The federal government strives to lead by example in energy and resource management and architectural design. This paper explores how public agencies are supporting that goal by using sustainable practices in the design and operation of their buildings. It presents some elements to consider in establishing a policy for sustainable design and a system for implementing that policy, including some of the most difficult implementation issues agencies have to face. The paper also highlights some of the strengths and weaknesses of federal, state, and local policies and practices governing the design of public buildings; two case studies provide examples. Different approaches are included to help agencies evaluate their effectiveness at various levels of government. And recommendations are made for agencies and others who are committed to sustainable design in both new construction and major renovations.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
15007780
Report Number(s):
NREL/CP-710-36263
TRN: US200421%%92
DOE Contract Number:
AC36-99-GO10337
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Conference title not supplied, Conference location not supplied, Conference dates not supplied; Other Information: PBD: 1 May 2004
Research Org:
National Renewable Energy Lab., Golden, CO (US)
Sponsoring Org:
US Department of Energy (US)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; 32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; CONSTRUCTION; DESIGN; IMPLEMENTATION; MARKET; NATIONAL GOVERNMENT; PUBLIC BUILDINGS; RECOMMENDATIONS; RESOURCE MANAGEMENT FEDERAL BUILDINGS; SUSTAINABLE DESIGN; SUSTAINABLE DESIGN POLICIES; ENERGY EFFICIENCY; BUILDINGS