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Green-Building-Interventions-for-Social-Housing

Chapter

03

Green building policy

measures for greening

social housing

Policy options for greening new

and existing social housing

programmes

In their Assessment of Policy Instruments for

Reducing GHG emissions from buildings,

UNEP has classified green/sustainable building

policy into four categories (UNEP SBCI, 2009a;

Environment Agency, 2005):

1. Regulatory and control instruments:

Building Regulations, planning legislation

and controls, etc. Local regulations to

complement and build on to national

standards.

2. Economic and market-based instruments:

Energy savings performance contracting;

energy efficiency certificate

3. Fiscal instruments and incentives: Tax

subsidies for more efficient products, tax

penalties/ product charges on non-sustainable

building materials and equipment, local tax

subsidies for homes built to higher standards,

financial assistance/ capital support for the

sustainable installations and preferable rate

mortgages for resource efficient homes.

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