Defining Adaptation

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Sustainable Building Adaptation: Innovations in Decision-making, 2014, 9781118477106 pp. 3 - 17
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2014-04-07
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© 2014 by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. All rights reserved. Chapter 1 commences with a definition of building adaptation and alternate terms. Sustainability is explored within the context of social, economic and environmental paradigms. The relationship between building life cycles and adaptation is also explained and how it can affect the timing and degree of adaptation. The various decision options and different levels of adaptation are illustrated to demonstrate the numerous options available.
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