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National and International Standardization (International Organization for Standardization and European Committee for Standardization) Relevant for Sustainability in Construction

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  • Guri Krigsvoll

    () (Faculty of Engineering, Oslo University College, Pilestredet 35, 0130 Oslo, Norway)

  • Marina Fumo

    () (Dipartimento di Progettazione Urbana e di Urbanistica, Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, via Forno Vecchio, 36, 80134, Napoli, Italy)

  • Renata Morbiducci

    () (Department of Science for Architecture (DSA), University of Genoa, Stradone S.Agostino 37, 16123, Genova, Italy)

Abstract

Sustainability in construction has a short history in terms of principles, standardizations and applications. From the Brundtland Report “Our Common Future”, a new vision of the resource deficits, climate impacts and the social responsibility gave growth to the idea of sustainability also in design and construction. Consequently, in around 2000, the international and national organizations for standardization started to develop standards for the application of sustainable principles. This paper gives an overview of existing and planned standards, and examples on how to use them as a framework for the development of methods and tools for assessment.

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  • Guri Krigsvoll & Marina Fumo & Renata Morbiducci, 2010. "National and International Standardization (International Organization for Standardization and European Committee for Standardization) Relevant for Sustainability in Construction," Sustainability, MDPI, Open Access Journal, vol. 2(12), pages 1-15, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:gam:jsusta:v:2:y:2010:i:12:p:3777-3791:d:10631
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    Keywords

    sustainability in construction; international and national standardization; standards as framework for assessment;

    JEL classification:

    • Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics
    • Q0 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - General
    • Q2 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Renewable Resources and Conservation
    • Q3 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Nonrenewable Resources and Conservation
    • Q5 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics
    • Q56 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Environment and Development; Environment and Trade; Sustainability; Environmental Accounts and Accounting; Environmental Equity; Population Growth
    • O13 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Agriculture; Natural Resources; Environment; Other Primary Products

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