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Environmental Restriction in Multi-Owned Property


Altmann, E and Watson, P and Gabriel, M, Environmental Restriction in Multi-Owned Property, Multi-Owned Property in the Asia-Pacific Region: Rights, Restrictions and Responsibilities, Palgrave Macmillan, E Altmann and M Gabriel (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 119-136. ISBN 978-1-137-56988-2 (2018) [Research Book Chapter]

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DOI: doi:10.1057/978-1-137-56988-2


In this chapter, we examine impediments to environmentally sustainable and energy-efficient change in multi-owned properties and how this impacts on the capacity of the strata community to achieve economic and environmental goals. Our research identifies four major impediments to sustainable adaptation in the Australian context. First, there are missed opportunities to integrate core environmental sustainability principles into initial design and construction. Second, centralised systems create difficulties in terms of facilitating consumer awareness of on-site energy and water use and waste. Third, decision-making for environmentally sustainable adaptation of dwellings is complex with strata managers remaining key gatekeepers of environmental and financial product information in this process. Finally, the market does not provide appropriate financing mechanisms to facilitate loans within the multi-owned property sector.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:environmental restriction, housing, multi-owned property, environmental adaptation, sustainability, design
Research Division:Built Environment and Design
Research Group:Urban and regional planning
Research Field:Housing markets, development and management
Objective Division:Construction
Objective Group:Building management and services
Objective Field:Residential building management and services
UTAS Author:Altmann, E (Dr Erika Altmann)
UTAS Author:Watson, P (Dr Phillipa Watson)
UTAS Author:Gabriel, M (Dr Michelle Gabriel)
ID Code:126475
Year Published:2018
Deposited By:Office of the School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2018-06-14
Last Modified:2020-01-03
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