Green Buildings in Denmark – From radical ecology to consumer oriented market approaches?

Jesper Ole Jensen, Kirsten Gram-Hanssen

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Gram-Hanssen and Jensen explore the development of green buildings in Denmark over the last three decades, identifying differences in design philosophies and techniques. They look at four approaches to green buildings: as energy-saving devices, as ecological grassroots alternatives, as subsidised large-scale urban projects, and as consumer products in a market approach. Using detailed case descriptions, the chapter asks to what extent it is possible to define some buildings or some approaches as more 'green' than others. The authors suggest that in order to more fully understand sustainable buildings we must account for the social structuring of both the identification of environmental problems and their resulting embodiment in built form.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSustainable Architectures
EditorsSimon Guy, Steven Moore
Number of pages288
PublisherSpon press
Publication date2004
ISBN (Print)0415700450
Publication statusPublished - 2004

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