Sustainability Indicators for Supporting Multi-Scale Sustainability Assessments and Predictions

Lufan Wang, Nora El-Gohary

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Abstract

Sustainability assessment methods can vary widely across different scales. Existing sustainability assessment systems, however, are usually focused on a single scale. To address this gap, in this paper, the authors propose a new framework for big-data-intensive multi-scale sustainability assessment and prediction at: the building scale, neighborhood scale, and city scale. This paper focuses on presenting the system of sustainability indicators that can support such multi-scale analysis. First, the paper summarizes the literature review of current sustainability indicator systems and identifies the knowledge gaps in supporting multi-scale sustainability analysis. Second, the paper presents the methodology and results of the comparative analysis of existing indicator systems, which was conducted based on a set of well-defined criteria. Third, the paper presents the proposed multi-scale sustainability indicator system, including the methodology of development, the proposed set of indicators, and an initial verification of coverage based on a comparison with existing indicator systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationConstruction Research Congress 2016
Subtitle of host publicationOld and New Construction Technologies Converge in Historic San Juan - Proceedings of the 2016 Construction Research Congress, CRC 2016
EditorsJose L. Perdomo-Rivera, Carla Lopez del Puerto, Antonio Gonzalez-Quevedo, Francisco Maldonado-Fortunet, Omar I. Molina-Bas
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers
Pages1264-1273
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9780784479827
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016
EventConstruction Research Congress 2016: Old and New Construction Technologies Converge in Historic San Juan, CRC 2016 - San Juan, Puerto Rico
Duration: May 31 2016Jun 2 2016

Publication series

NameConstruction Research Congress 2016: Old and New Construction Technologies Converge in Historic San Juan - Proceedings of the 2016 Construction Research Congress, CRC 2016

Other

OtherConstruction Research Congress 2016: Old and New Construction Technologies Converge in Historic San Juan, CRC 2016
CountryPuerto Rico
CitySan Juan
Period5/31/166/2/16

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction

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