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A Swedish environmental rating tool for buildings
Royal Inst Technol KTH, Stockholm, Sweden.
University of Gävle, Faculty of Engineering and Sustainable Development, Department of Building, Energy and Environmental Engineering, Environmental engineering. Royal Inst Technol KTH, Stockholm, Sweden. (Teknisk Miljövetenskap)
Royal Inst Technol KTH, Stockholm, Sweden.
ACC Glasradgivare AB, Nacka, Sweden.
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2011 (English)In: Energy, ISSN 0360-5442, E-ISSN 1873-6785, Vol. 36, no 4, p. 1893-1899Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In 2003, a joint effort between the Swedish government, a number of companies in the building and construction sectors, some municipalities, insurance companies and banks set a target that by 2009, all new buildings and 30% of existing Swedish buildings should be rated using a voluntary environmental rating tool. In a major research programme finished in 2008, a tool was developed to be used in this context. The tool covers three assessment areas: Energy, Indoor environment and Material & Chemicals. These areas are split into 11 aspects with one or a few indicators. Rating criteria are specified for each indicator, stipulating requirements for a rating Gold, Silver, Bronze and Rated. Indicator results can then be aggregated to aspect, area and a single raring for building level for enhanced result communication. The tool builds on previous experiences regarding environmental building rating tools and therefore includes some special characteristics which aim to tackle some of the criticism directed towards the first generation of such tools. At the time of writing, the first buildings have received official ratings and an independent stakeholder group is promoting broader implementation of the tool. (C) 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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2011. Vol. 36, no 4, p. 1893-1899
Keywords [en]
Environmental rating tool, Environmental assessment, Buildings
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-7905DOI: 10.1016/j.energy.2010.08.040ISI: 000289605900008Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-79952817427OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-7905DiVA, id: diva2:360603
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Conference: 5th Dubrovnik Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems, Dubrovnik, CROATIA Date: SEP 30-OCT 03, 2009

Available from: 2010-11-03 Created: 2010-11-03 Last updated: 2018-03-13Bibliographically approved

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