WIT Press


Agreements On Sustainable Building And Development In The Urban Planning Process

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Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SPD030751

Volume

67

Pages

8

Published

2003

Size

384.02 kb

Author(s)

C. Boon

Abstract

Agreements on sustainable building and development in the urban planning process C. Boon OTB Research Institute for Housing, Urban and Mobility Studies, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands Abstract Two types of policies define sustainable building and development in the Netherlands: legislation for energy efficiency and the so-called convenants, which are voluntary agreements on sustainable building and development in general. The purpose of the paper is to present a comparison of the influence of different convenants in the urban planning process. The focus is on the outcomes of qualitative research, which provides insight into the convenant as an instrument. It shows that the main objective to draw up a convenant is to come to agreements on sustainable building and development for the built environment with different parties such as, e.g., architects, policy makers and contractors. Since 1994 the Dutch government has established many convenants on sustainable building and develop

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