The adoption of residential sustainability programs : lessons from the commercial sector

Cradduck, Lucy & Wharton, Nathalie (2011) The adoption of residential sustainability programs : lessons from the commercial sector. Pacifi Rim Property Research Journal, 17(3), pp. 388-403.

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The article explains and compares sustainability programs available for use by residential and commercial premises; as well as the respective legal tenure frameworks of commercial and residential tenancies. It identifies that while the desire of commercial tenants drive the participation by landlords in these programs, residential tenants appear to be ignorant of sustainable measures. The article contends that the reason for this difference is rooted in the legal and social status of residential tenants. It explores the impact that secure tenure may have in promoting residential sustainability programs and concludes by observing that the lack of involvement of residential tenants in programs stems from the absence of tenure security, which prevents any long term cooperation between the parties.

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ID Code: 49605
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: residential tenancies, security of tenure, property rights, sustainability, commercial building disclosure, NABERs
ISSN: 1444-5921
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Law
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 [Please consult Lucy Cradduck]
Deposited On: 12 Apr 2012 02:20
Last Modified: 12 Apr 2012 02:38

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