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Sustainability rating systems for buildings : comparisons and correlations

Show simple item record Chandratilake, SR Dias, WPS 2015-08-20T08:08:50Z 2015-08-20T08:08:50Z 2015-08-20
dc.description.abstract The issue of subjectivity in assigning weights for the domains and aspects in sustainability rating systems has not received much attention, and is hence explored in this study. A survey carried out among building construction sector professionals in a particular national context sought relative weights for various domains and aspects. Both direct ranking and analytic hierarchy process (AHP) methods were used. Reasonable agreement, with some differences, was found among architects, engineers and quantity surveyors on the relative weights for the six domains of Site, Energy efficiency, Water efficiency, Materials, Indoor environmental quality and Waste & Pollution; and also for the aspects. The overall domain weights were compared with those assigned in eight other rating systems, originating from eight different countries. While the Sri Lankan survey assigned the highest weight for the Site domain (with Energy efficiency a close second), in most other systems the Energy efficiency domain was top ranked. Relevant national indicators were chosen for 3 of the 6 domains, and the values of these indicators for the 9 countries were compared with the varying weights for the corresponding domains in the rating systems originating from those countries. Good correlation was found between the indicators and the weights. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.source.uri en_US
dc.subject Sustainability en_US
dc.subject Rating systems en_US
dc.subject Domain weights en_US
dc.subject National context en_US
dc.title Sustainability rating systems for buildings : comparisons and correlations en_US
dc.type Article-Abstract en_US
dc.identifier.year 2013 en_US
dc.identifier.journal Energy en_US
dc.identifier.issue September en_US
dc.identifier.volume 59 en_US
dc.identifier.pgnos pp. 22-28 en_US en_US en_US en_US

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