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TitleThe evolution of the sustainability assessment tool SBToolPT: from buildings to the built environment
Author(s)Castanheira, Guilherme Silveira
Bragança, L.
KeywordsBREEAM
Built environment
LEED
Sustainability Assessment Tool
Issue dateJan-2014
PublisherHindawi Publishing Corporation
JournalThe Scientific World Journal
CitationCastanheira G., Bragança L. The evolution of the sustainability assessment tool SBToolPT, from buildings to the built environment, The Scientific World Journal, Vol. 2014, pp. 1-10, doi:10.1155/2014/491791., 2014
Abstract(s)This paper analyses the current trends in sustainability assessment. After about 15 years from the launch of sustainability assessment tools, focused on buildings evaluation, the paradigm of sustainability assessment tools is changing from the building scale to the built environment scale. Currently European cities and cities around the world are concerned with sustainable development, as well as its evolution. Cities seek a way to adapt to contemporary changes, in order to meet the required needs and ensure population?s well-being. Considering this, the new generations of sustainability assessment tools are being developed to be used to guide and help cities and urban areas to become more sustainable. Following the trend of the most important sustainability assessment tools, the sustainability assessment tool SBToolPT is also developing its version for assessing the sustainability of the built environment, namely, the urban planning projects and the urban regeneration projects, to be developed in Portugal, the SBToolPT-UP. The application of the methodology to three case studies will demonstrate its feasibility; at the same time this will identify the best practices which will serve as reference for new projects, thereby assisting the development of the tool.
TypeArticle
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/1822/43968
DOI10.1155/2014/491791
ISSN2356-6140
Peer-Reviewedyes
AccessOpen access
Appears in Collections:C-TAC - Artigos em Revistas Internacionais

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