ISBN 9780798304757
Pages 342
Dimensions 244 x 170mm
Illustrations Colour Illustrations
Published 2019
Publisher Africa Institute of South Africa, South Africa
Format Paperback

The Green Building Evolution

edited by Godwell Nhamo, Vuyo Mjimba

The Green Building Evolution illuminates global examples and makes use of case studies mainly from South Africa. This book is in five parts: Part I is a single introductory chapter centred on the evolution of the green building movement; Part II addresses the green building terrain; Part III presents selected case studies; Part IV focuses on chapters that address pushing the boundaries in the green building space; while Part V presents emerging trends and policy perspectives. Further details are contained in the main body of the book. It is our sincere hope that readers will experience the book as an informative and ground-breaking adventure. Written by 14 authors from different academic disciplines and areas of specialisation, the book comes as the sixth in a series that addresses global and national concerns on climate change, sustainable development and the green economy transition agenda. The book series is conceptualised and coordinated by the Exxaro Chair in Business and Climate Change, led by Prof. Godwell Nhamo and hosted by the Institute for Corporate Citizenship (ICC) at the University of South Africa (UNISA). The books are published by the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) through the Africa Institute of South Africa.

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"The book provides a platform for continued learning by stakeholders in the built and construction industry. It is therefore, a useful training and professional development tool for students and practitioners alike. Disciplines including engineering, architecture, planning, environmental science, landscaping and economics, and those from business schools will find this book a must-have resource."

Prof. Trynos Gumbo, Department of Town and Regional Planning University of Johannesburg

About the Editors

Godwell Nhamo

Professor Godwell Nhamo (editor and book project leader) is a Chief Researcher and Chair for the Exxaro Chair in Business and Climate Change hosted by the Institute for Corporate Citizenship (ICC) at the University of South Africa (UNISA). 

Vuyo Mjimba

Dr Vuyo Mjimba (co-editor of the book) is a Chief Research Specialist for the Africa Institute of South Africa (AISA) in the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC).