An Analysis of the Most Adopted Rating Systems for Assessing the Environmental Impact of Buildings
Within QUANTUM project, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) developed the article " An Analysis of the Most Adopted Rating Systems for Assessing the Environmental Impact of Buildings" in collaboration with University of Rome Tor Vergata. The article was published in “Sustainability” in July 2017.
Rating systems for assessing the environmental impact of buildings are technical instruments that aim to evaluate the environmental impact of buildings and construction projects. In some cases, these rating systems can also cover urban-scale projects, community projects, and infrastructures. These schemes are designed to assist project management in making the projects more sustainable by providing frameworks with precise criteria for assessing the various aspects of a building’s environmental impact. Given the growing interest in sustainable development worldwide, many rating systems for assessing the environmental impact of buildings have been established in recent years, each one with its peculiarities and fields of applicability. The present work is motivated by an interest in emphasizing such differences to better understand these rating systems and extract the main implications to building design. It also attempts to summarize in a user-friendly form the vast and fragmented assortment of information that is available today. The analysis focuses on the six main rating systems: the Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Methodology (BREEAM), the Comprehensive Assessment System for Built Environment Efficiency (CASBEE), the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Nachhaltiges Bauen (DGNB), the Haute Qualité Environnementale (HQETM), the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), and the Sustainable Building Tool (SBTool).
QUANTUM at ISH 2019
Join the workshop "QUANTUM-Project: New Standards, Tools and Services for Quality Management of Building Performance" on 14 March at Messe Frankfurt.
QUANTUM at futurebuild 2019
Join the workshop session "Quality management for building performance - Lighthouse examples and tools from the QUANTUM methodology" on 5 March in London.
REHVA-AiCARR workshop "Closing the quality gap: from design to real building”, Venice, 21 February
QUANTUM partner PoliMi-eERG teamed up with REHVA and AiCARR, the Italian Member Association of REHVA, to organize a workshop to discuss about the issue of the performance gap between building design and operational phase.