Informational policy instruments for environmentally sustainable buildings: A comparative study on HK-BEAM and LEED

Queena K. Qian*, Edwin H.W. Chan

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Abstract

Policy makers in government can choose various options of policy instrument to improve energy efficiency. In order to make an appropriate choice, they need to take into consideration the characteristics of all policy instruments. As one of principal policy instruments, informational instrument plays an important role in promoting sustainable built development, and this is the major component of this paper. In this paper, comparative study of voluntary environmental labelling-Hong Kong Building Environmental Assessment Method (HK-BEAM) and Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) in United Stated will be undertaken to analyze the characteristics of each instrument, their objectives and underlying working principles. Their major differences are highlighted and explained. The findings will provide valuable insights into implementations and effectiveness of each instrument.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of CRIOCM 2008 International Research Symposium on Advancement of Construction Management and Real Estate
EditorsChang-Chun Feng, Ming-Xuan Yu, Zhen-Yu Zhao
PublisherThe Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Pages297-302
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9789623676113
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2008
Event2018 International Research Symposium on Advancement of Construction Management and Real Estate, CRIOCM 2008 - Beijing, China
Duration: 31 Oct 20083 Nov 2008

Publication series

NameProceedings of CRIOCM 2008 International Research Symposium on Advancement of Construction Management and Real Estate

Conference

Conference2018 International Research Symposium on Advancement of Construction Management and Real Estate, CRIOCM 2008
CountryChina
CityBeijing
Period31/10/083/11/08

Keywords

  • HK-BEAM
  • Informational policy instruments
  • LEED
  • Voluntary environmental labeling

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