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Buildings 2012, 2(2), 43-62; doi:10.3390/buildings2020043
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Tall-Building Projects Sustainability Indicator (TPSI): A New Design and Environmental Assessment Tool for Tall Buildings

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School of Architecture, The University of Sheffield, The Arts Tower, Western Bank Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK
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Received: 13 February 2012 / Revised: 21 March 2012 / Accepted: 9 April 2012 / Published: 16 April 2012
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Tall Buildings)
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Abstract

The paper presents the features of Tall-building Projects Sustainability Indicator (TPSI)—a “Sustainability Rating System” that specializes in tall-building projects. The system comprises two components; the “Technical Manual” in the form of a booklet and the “Calculator” in the form of an Excel tool. It can be used as a “design tool” and/or as a “checklist” to compare and to improve the sustainable performance of tall-building design schemes. At the same time, the system can be used to evaluate the sustainability of existing tall-building projects. The first version of the TPSI rating system (TPSI 2012 Version) was released as an online tool (GreenLight) and thoroughly examined and validated by multiple parties.
Keywords: tall building; high-rise project; building sustainability; rating system; assessment method; environmental rating tall building; high-rise project; building sustainability; rating system; assessment method; environmental rating
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Nguyen, B.K.; Altan, H. Tall-Building Projects Sustainability Indicator (TPSI): A New Design and Environmental Assessment Tool for Tall Buildings. Buildings 2012, 2, 43-62.

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