Trade Impact of Green Commercial Building Rating Systems in the Asia-Pacific Region

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Trade Impact of Green Commercial Building Rating Systems in the Asia-Pacific Region

Publication Number

APEC#212-CT-01.5

Published Date

February 2012

Type of Publication

Reports

Publications Under

CTI Sub-Fora & Industry Dialogues Groups, Sub-Committee on Standards and Conformance(SCSC)

Accessed

12282

Pages

188

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Description

This study focuses on green building rating systems in APEC economies. It is one of two case studies (Other report, "Trade Impact of Life Cycle Analysis in Multi-Attribute Certification Programs for Flooring and Plumbing Fixtures in the Asia-Pacific Region") done under this APEC project.

The objectives of the two case studies are to raise awareness of existing “green” standards, conformity assessment procedures, or codes being developed internationally, in advance of regulation; to understand which APEC economies use voluntary and/or mandatory programs for “green” commercial construction; and discuss how member economies may cooperate on the development of standards, conformity assessment and codes that underpin these policies, with a view to facilitating trade and avoiding technical barriers.

1. Background

2. APEC Member Economy Rating System Categories

3. Rating System Descriptions

4. Comparsion of Rating Systems in Use in the APEC Region

5. Recommendations