Guide to Sustainable Building Certifications

Kasper Guldager Jensen (Redaktør), Harpa Birgisdottir (Redaktør), Kasper Guldager Jensen, Kåre Stokholm Poulsgaard, Lasse Lind, Casper Østergaard Christensen, Ole Skjelmose, Susan Jayne Carruth, Kristian Knorr Jensen, Ida Overgaard Canera, Jade Manbodh, Harpa Birgisdottir, Regitze Kjær Zimmermann

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There are currently hundreds of sustainability certifications for the built environment and the number is set to rise as the focus on certifying buildings continues to increase. This book provides a global overview of sustainable building certifications and an in-depth description, analysis and comparison of ten certification schemes based on their focus and strategic relevance to stakeholders in the built environment.
Strategic comparison: The ten certifications selected for analysis and comparison are Active House, BREEAM, DGNB, Green Star, HQE, LEED, Living Building Challenge, Miljöbyggnad, Nordic Swan and WELL. They have been chosen due to their relevance for the Danish construction industry.
Each of these ten certifications are presented with a description that provides insight into the history and scope of the certification as well as a guide to the certification process. Case studies illustrate the practical value of the certifications.
Collectively, the case studies show that the focus on sustainable building certification is only increasing, that the market is diversifying, and that some projects therefore can benefit from using multiple certifications in conjunction to strengthen their specific sustainability agenda.
Environmental, economic and social dimensions: The comparative analysis gives an overview of the ten building certification systems based on their environmental, economic and social dimensions, which are further sub-divided into 13 aspects. The certifications generally rely most heavily on the environmental dimension, largely represented by the resources aspect. The social dimension follows closely after environmental, with a focus on the health aspect, where indoor climate and comfort plays a large part. The economic dimension is generally less represented in all certifications except for DGNB, although it could be argued that economic aspects follow as consequences of many of the other aspects within the social and environmental dimensions.
The comparison of the certifications shows variation in focus. A primary focus on the environmental dimension can be seen in Active House, BREEAM, Green Star, LEED, Miljöbyggnad and Nordic Swan, while a primary focus on the social dimension is seen in HQE, Living Building Challenge and WELL, indeed WELL is almost entirely focused on social aspects. DGNB is distinguished by focusing almost equally on the three sustainability dimensions: social, environmental and economic.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
ForlagStatens Byggeforskningsinstitut, SBi
Udgave1
Antal sider153
ISBN (Trykt)978-87-563-1882-2
ISBN (Elektronisk)978-87-563-1881-5
StatusUdgivet - 23 aug. 2018

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Guldager Jensen, K. (red.), Birgisdottir, H. (red.), Guldager Jensen, K., Stokholm Poulsgaard, K., Lind, L., Østergaard Christensen, C., ... Zimmermann, R. K. (2018). Guide to Sustainable Building Certifications. (1 udg.) Statens Byggeforskningsinstitut, SBi.
Guldager Jensen, Kasper (Redaktør) ; Birgisdottir, Harpa (Redaktør) ; Guldager Jensen, Kasper ; Stokholm Poulsgaard, Kåre ; Lind, Lasse ; Østergaard Christensen, Casper ; Skjelmose, Ole ; Jayne Carruth, Susan ; Knorr Jensen, Kristian ; Overgaard Canera, Ida ; Manbodh, Jade ; Birgisdottir, Harpa ; Zimmermann, Regitze Kjær. / Guide to Sustainable Building Certifications. 1 udg. Statens Byggeforskningsinstitut, SBi, 2018. 153 s.
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