Measurement in Sustainable Building

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Abstract

Measurement is a necessary aspect of planning and constructing buildings. However, recent attempts to integrate the social dimension of sustainable building into building design and specifications demand measurement of non-technical qualities, such as well-being. The Active House Alliance, in lieu of facing the disparity between the measurement of quantities and the experience of quality, seeks to bridge the gap with thorough evaluation programs and engagement with market and sociological research. Whereas well-being is not technically measureable, these evaluations lead to improvement of the metrics and continued provision of sustainable buildings to market demand.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWBCSD EMAN : International Sustainability Accounting Symposium
EditorsRodney Irwin, Stefan Schaltegger
Place of PublicationGeneve
PublisherWorld Business Council for Sustainable Development
Publication date2018
Pages53-55
Chapter15
ISBN (Print)9783942638579
ISBN (Electronic)9782940521326
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventFirst WBCSD and EMAN Joint International Sustainability Accounting Symposium - Geneva, Switzerland
Duration: 1 Oct 20152 Oct 2015
Conference number: 1

Conference

ConferenceFirst WBCSD and EMAN Joint International Sustainability Accounting Symposium
Number1
CountrySwitzerland
CityGeneva
Period01/10/201502/10/2015

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Hale, L. (2018). Measurement in Sustainable Building. In R. Irwin, & S. Schaltegger (Eds.), WBCSD EMAN: International Sustainability Accounting Symposium (pp. 53-55). World Business Council for Sustainable Development. http://eman-eu.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Proceedings_EMAN_2015_Bridging-Corporate-and-Academic-Contributions.pdf