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Interpreting green design: beyond performance and ideology

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>2002
<mark>Journal</mark>Built Environment
Issue number1
Number of pages11
Pages (from-to)11-21
Publication StatusPublished
<mark>Original language</mark>English


Three buildings in north-east England provide examples of very particular design responses to differing physical and development contexts, each incorporating a range of environmental innovations to achieve sustainability. It is argued that each building is shaped by a merging of distinctive philosophies of green design and by the widely differing motivations and competing social commitments of the actors involved. Thus we must view sustainable building not simply as a question of technical design but fundamentally as a social construct