Transitioning from green to regenerative design

@article{Cole2012TransitioningFG,
  title={Transitioning from green to regenerative design},
  author={Raymond J. Cole},
  journal={Building Research \& Information},
  year={2012},
  volume={40},
  pages={39 - 53}
}
  • R. Cole
  • Published 1 January 2012
  • Economics
  • Building Research & Information
Green building strategies, performance goals, and associated assessment methods currently emphasize the ways and extent that buildings should mitigate global and local resource depletion and environmental degradation. By contrast, the emerging notion of ‘regenerative’ design and development emphasizes a co-evolutionary, partnered relationship between humans and the natural environment, rather than a managerial one that builds, rather than diminishes, social and natural capitals. Three ideas are… 

Regenerative Sustainability for the Built Environment-from vision to reality: introduction to this Special Volume

Regenerative sustainability is emerging as an alternative discourse around the transition from a ‘mechanistic’ to an ‘ecological’ or living systems worldview. This view helps us to reconceptualize

Theoretical underpinnings of regenerative sustainability

Over the past half century, a discourse emphasizing environmental constraints and limits has both informed and provided many valuable ways of responding to complex environmental problems and has

Towards a regenerative paradigm for the built environment

The concept of regenerative design and development is situated within the broader theoretical context of sustainability. The emerging regenerative paradigm is contrasted with the two current

Nature Positive: Interrogating Sustainable Design Frameworks for Their Potential to Deliver Eco-Positive Outcomes

Built environment design is implicated in virtually all socio-ecological sustainability problems. Nonetheless, paradoxically, construction will be essential to creating sustainability by increasing

Investigating Regenerative Ideation within Sustainable Development Goals

The rapid deterioration of ecosystems and the growing impacts of climate change, which is expected to increase the average global temperature by 3–6 degrees Celsius by 2100 according to The Paris

A regenerative design framework: setting new aspirations and initiating new discussions

Given the success of building environmental assessment methods in moving green performance criteria into mainstream practice, it is anticipated that similar support tools will be necessary to make

Towards a regenerative paradigm for the built environment

The concept of regenerative design and development is situated within the broader theoretical context of sustainability. The emerging regenerative paradigm is contrasted with the two current
...

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 65 REFERENCES

Shifting from ‘sustainability’ to regeneration

Sustainability, as currently practised in the built environment, is primarily an exercise in efficiency. In other words, the use of environmental rating systems and other mechanisms allows a

Regenerative design: the LENSES Framework for buildings and communities

Sustainability advocates see an immediate, pressing need to move beyond incremental improvements toward profound transformations on pressing economic, social and environmental issues. A framework

A regenerative design framework: setting new aspirations and initiating new discussions

Given the success of building environmental assessment methods in moving green performance criteria into mainstream practice, it is anticipated that similar support tools will be necessary to make

Towards a regenerative paradigm for the built environment

The concept of regenerative design and development is situated within the broader theoretical context of sustainability. The emerging regenerative paradigm is contrasted with the two current

Designing from place: a regenerative framework and methodology

The radical changes required for Earth to ‘remain fit for human habitation’ require a change in worldviews from ‘mechanistic’ to ‘ecological’. A key question is: how can those working on the built

Positive development : designing for net positive impacts

This paper challenges the prevalent 'green building' design approach that treats nature as a resource rather than a living eco-system(s), and aims only to minimise the net negative impacts on the

Development of an Integrated Sustainability Assessment Toolkit

Integration of environmental, social and economic issues is still a key challenge for the delivery of sustainable development and accordingly sustainability assessment. In attempting to address this

The argument against a reductionist approach for assessing sustainability

Both sustainability and sustainable development continue to remain elusive concepts even now, 20 years after the Brundtland Commission report that brought them into prominence. There is no consensus

REGEN: toward a tool for regenerative thinking

To facilitate the practice of regenerative design and development, the US Green Building Council (USGBC) and a core team envisioned a forum, a repository of information and a framework that are

Building environmental assessment methods: redefining intentions and roles

The initial intentions and current emphasis of building environmental performance assessment methods are compared and contrasted with their emerging roles. This analysis provides a starting point for
...