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Sustainability 2010, 2(12), 3777-3791; doi:10.3390/su2123777

National and International Standardization (International Organization for Standardization and European Committee for Standardization) Relevant for Sustainability in Construction

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Faculty of Engineering, Oslo University College, Pilestredet 35, 0130 Oslo, Norway
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Dipartimento di Progettazione Urbana e di Urbanistica, Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, via Forno Vecchio, 36, 80134, Napoli, Italy
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Department of Science for Architecture (DSA), University of Genoa, Stradone S.Agostino 37, 16123, Genova, Italy
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Received: 5 November 2010 / Revised: 23 November 2010 / Accepted: 15 December 2010 / Published: 20 December 2010
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Sustainability in construction has a short history in terms of principles, standardizations and applications. From the Brundtland Report “Our Common Future”, a new vision of the resource deficits, climate impacts and the social responsibility gave growth to the idea of sustainability also in design and construction. Consequently, in around 2000, the international and national organizations for standardization started to develop standards for the application of sustainable principles. This paper gives an overview of existing and planned standards, and examples on how to use them as a framework for the development of methods and tools for assessment. View Full-Text
Keywords: sustainability in construction; international and national standardization; standards as framework for assessment sustainability in construction; international and national standardization; standards as framework for assessment
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Krigsvoll, G.; Fumo, M.; Morbiducci, R. National and International Standardization (International Organization for Standardization and European Committee for Standardization) Relevant for Sustainability in Construction. Sustainability 2010, 2, 3777-3791.

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