Linking the development of building sustainability assessment tools with the concept evolution of sustainable buildings,

Liang, Lihua and Wen, Baohua and Xu, Feng and Yan, Jianwei and Yan, Xiangqi and Ramesh, S. (2021) Linking the development of building sustainability assessment tools with the concept evolution of sustainable buildings,. Sustainability, 13 (22). ISSN 2071-1050, DOI

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With the rapid development of materials science and construction technology, the concept of sustainable building (SB) and the Building Sustainability Assessment Tool (BSAT) have also evolved and developed. Understanding the development of BSAT and SB is of great significance to the sustainable development of the construction industry. This research used the bibliometric method to analyze the development and evolution in the relevant literature on SB and BSAT from 1990 to 2021, and the correlations and differences between them were investigated. We found that there are many common trends in the development of research efforts in SB and BSAT: (1) they focused solely on the environment, in the early days, and only later considered economic and social impacts; (2) the scales with which they are concerned continue to expand, from individual buildings to communities and even cities; (3) key areas, such as energy, materials, resources, indoor environmental quality, high-tech applications, adaptability, and concern for people are being given more attention by both SB and BSAT. On the other hand, the difference between them is that SB research focuses on more macro aspects, such as policy, culture, climate change, while BSAT research is more concerned with micro aspects, such as its system of tools. Furthermore, some current research gaps in the BSAT field are identified, clarifying its future research directions. By linking the evolution of the SB concept and the development of the BSAT research field, this review provides a new and valuable perspective for the sustainable assessment of the construction industry, which, itself, is conducive to the sustainable transformation of this industry, which could contribute greatly to the mitigation of global climate change.

Item Type: Article
Funders: Hunan Provincial Department of Natural Resources [2021B08], Hebei Province Philosophical and Social Science Fund Project [HB20YJ002]
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sustainable building; Building sustainability assessment tool; Development; Evolution; Correlation
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering > Department of Mechanical Engineering
Depositing User: Ms Zaharah Ramly
Date Deposited: 31 Jul 2022 15:46
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2022 15:46

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