Performance assessment for sustainable construction: lest we forget about the client

W. Gyadu-Asiedu, F.J.M. Scheublin, E.L.C. Egmond - de Wilde De Ligny, van

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Abstract

Sustainability of the built environment is receiving much attention in recent times, mainly because the concept is inextricably linked with several key global issues e.g. economic, environmental, housing etc. An important aspect of these has to do with the assessment of the performance of the industry's quest for sustainability. This calls for a consideration of a well laid out approach of performance assessment. This should satisfy the multidimensional, multi-criteria concept. Hence, the need to identify the key measures, criteria, and the stakeholders becomes necessary. The authors believe that it should be addressed at the local (national) levels first, then, regional, continental, and finally at the global level. In addition, it is submitted that the client as the promoter of construction should be an active partner in ensuring sustainability. This, it is estimated, will be the necessary step towards managing sustainable construction at all levels.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Conference on Sustainable construction, materials and practices (Portugal SB07) 12-14 September 2007, Lisbon, Portugal
EditorsL. Braganca, M. Pinheiro, S. Jalali, R. Mateus, R. Amoeda, M. Correia Guedes
Place of PublicationAmsterdam
PublisherIOS Press
Pages341-347
ISBN (Print)978-1-58603-785-7
Publication statusPublished - 2007
EventPortugal SB07: Sustainable Construction, Materials and Practices, September 12-14, 2007, Lisbon, Portugal - Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 12 Sep 200714 Sep 2007

Conference

ConferencePortugal SB07: Sustainable Construction, Materials and Practices, September 12-14, 2007, Lisbon, Portugal
CountryPortugal
CityLisbon
Period12/09/0714/09/07
Other“Challenge of the Industry for the New Millennium”

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