WIT Press


A Review On Green Building Assessment Tools: Rating, Calculation And Decision-making

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SC160341

Volume

204

Pages

8

Page Range

397 - 404

Published

2016

Size

600 kb

Author(s)

M. Chehrzad, S. M. Pooshideh, A. Hosseini, J. Majrouhi Sardroud

Abstract

Today, the consciousness of the world toward sustainable development derived from climatic changes caused by the frantic growth of the carbon emission rate has increased. Developed countries are finding themselves responsible in fighting to have a better and more sustainable future. They have established many sustainable development assessment tools, particularly in the field of construction. The Building Research Establishment (BRE) in the UK established the first environment assessment tool for buildings in 1990, and since then, many environmental assessment tools have been introduced to practice a better relationship between three major sustainable development key factors, namely, society, environment and economy. Based on these factors, many criteria have been proposed for different assessment tools. In this paper, we aim to make a review on three major tools embodied in every building sustainable assessment tools: rating tools, calculation tools and decision making tools. Almost every sustainable assessment tool practices these three aiding tools to generate more accurate and more realistic results.

Keywords

green building, rating tools, decision making tools, calculation tools, sustainable building