The New Governance for Low-Carbon Buildings: Mapping, Exploring, Interrogating

26 Pages Posted: 31 Mar 2016  

Jeroen van der Heijden

Associate Professor, School of Regulation & Global Governance (RegNet); Associate Professor, Amsterdam Law School, University of Amsterdam

Date Written: March 29, 2016

Abstract

Acknowledging the limitations of traditional, mandatory governance instruments (building codes, planning legislation) to achieve low-carbon buildings, governments, firms and other organisations have been experimenting with alternatives. This trend has become known as the ‘new governance’. This article brings together 50 new governance instruments to better understand what this new governance for low-carbon buildings looks like, and what may be expected from it. It finds that new governance instruments fall short in exactly the same areas as do traditional instruments. It argues for a change in application of new governance instruments along three paths to improve their performance.

Keywords: environmental performance, governance, low-carbon buildings, building regulations

JEL Classification: K32

Suggested Citation

van der Heijden, Jeroen, The New Governance for Low-Carbon Buildings: Mapping, Exploring, Interrogating (March 29, 2016). RegNet Research Paper No. 2016/106. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2755876 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2755876

Jeroen Van der Heijden (Contact Author)

Associate Professor, School of Regulation & Global Governance (RegNet) ( email )

Australian National University
Building #8
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 0200
Australia

Associate Professor, Amsterdam Law School, University of Amsterdam ( email )

Amsterdam, 1018 WB
Netherlands

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