Open Access Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
© 2016 Kelli A. Kokame
Buildings are responsible for a wide range of environmental impacts. In response to this, several green building standards have been developed. Each standard uses different strategies and has different approaches to defining what features should make up a green building. This thesis uses the LEED, BREEAM, EEWH, and Living Building Challenge standards as a lens through which this question of what makes a green building is explored, with an emphasis on the distinction between greenness and sustainability in the built environment.
Kokame, Kelli, "More Than Just a Glass Face: What Makes a "Green" or "Sustainable" Building, Exactly?" (2017). Pomona Senior Theses. 176.