Green is the new black
Building sustainable environments have become the goal and the mantra of today's environmentally minded real estate developers, construction companies, and architects. This article profiles one such sustainable environment, the Loure Shopping Centre (Loures, Portugal), a project developed by Lisbon's Sonae Sierra. In doing so, it describes the project's most prominent features--an outdoor park, an ISO environmental management system (EMS)--and identifies the operational procedures that the EMS regulates. It also lists Sonae Sierra's goals for its sustainable shopping malls.