Criticism on Environmental Assessment Tools

G. Abdalla, G.J. Maas, J. Huyghe, M. Oostra

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Abstract

Using environmental assessment tools to assess the sustainability of buildings, homes and mixed- use area is increasing. Environmental tools assign scores to projects using some sustainability (sub) aspects according to design and realization documents and evidences. Six European sustainable urban area development projects have been evaluated according to the aspects of BREAAM. The evaluation is compared with actual projects outputs. The study shows, however, that these tools still unable to estimate the actual project outputs of sustainable projects as sustainable measures and technologies can turn out differently in the use-phase. Also the influence of project end-users is underestimated and not considered properly in these tools.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceeding of 2nd International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology (ICEST 2011), February 2011
Editorsxx Saji Baby, xx Bogdan Zygmunt
Place of PublicationSingapore
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
PagesV2-443-V2-446
ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-9261-9
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Eventconference; International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology; 2011-02-26; 2011-02-28 -
Duration: 26 Feb 201128 Feb 2011

Conference

Conferenceconference; International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology; 2011-02-26; 2011-02-28
Period26/02/1128/02/11
OtherInternational Conference on Environmental Science and Technology

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