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Sustainability 2010, 2(12), 3777-3791; doi:10.3390/su2123777
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National and International Standardization (International Organization for Standardization and European Committee for Standardization) Relevant for Sustainability in Construction

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Received: 5 November 2010 / Revised: 23 November 2010 / Accepted: 15 December 2010 / Published: 20 December 2010
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Abstract

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.
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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