This study is organized with a chapter devoted to each APEC member economy, which seeks to detail:
The approach to developing, adopting, administering and enforcing building codes.This includes, for non-residential buildings, the existing minimum building codes, including the types of buildings covered, adoption and evolution, key actors and processes, points of accountability, enforcement mechanisms, and main expression of criteria.
How existing codes establish minimums for key elements. Such elements include electrical, energy, water, sanitation, structural, mechanical, indoor air quality, security, safety, siting, and others.
Any existing “green” building codes. This includes elements of the minimum code that already are stringent and may be considered “green,” as well as any stand-alone green building code.
Protocols and mechanisms in place for monitoring, review, and assessment.