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TitleSustainability assessment of dwellings - a comparison of methodologies
Author(s)Andrade, Joana Bonifácio
Bragança, L.
KeywordsBREEAM
Building sustainability assessment
CASBEE
Code for sustainable homes
DGNB
EcoProP
LEED
SBToolPT-H
Single-family buildings
Sustainability
SBTool -H PT
Issue dateFeb-2016
PublisherTaylor & Francis
JournalCivil Engineering and Environmental Systems
CitationAndrade J. B., Bragança L. Sustainability assessment of dwellings - a comparison of methodologies, Engineering and Environmental Systems, Vol. Volume 33, Issue Issue 2, pp. 125-146, doi:10.1080/10286608.2016.1145676, 2016
Abstract(s)Building sustainability assessment tools (BSATs) aim to promote and rank the sustainability of building stock. This paper makes a deep comparative analysis on how dwellings are evaluated by five BSAT and one performance-based design tool. The comparison is based on: (i) the purpose of assessment; (ii) sustainability dimensions considered; (iii) indicators addressed; (iv) life cycle phases considered by the indicators; (v) type of indicators; (vi) measurements; (vii) aggregation processes; and (vii) life cycle phases during which the assessment was carried out. The evaluation showed that the scope of BSAT varies significantly as well as the life cycle phases addressed in the assessment. Financial issues are often excluded from the assessment. None of the schemes is totally quantitative or qualitative in their measurement system; all have different types of indicators and different ways to assess them. This research provides researchers and stakeholders with important inside knowledge on the tools that allow the development and construction of more sustainable buildings.
TypeArticle
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/1822/43113
DOI10.1080/10286608.2016.1145676
ISSN1028-6608
Publisher versionhttp://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10286608.2016.1145676
Peer-Reviewedyes
AccessOpen access
Appears in Collections:C-TAC - Artigos em Revistas Internacionais

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