Volume 2, 2017
|Number of page(s)||2|
|Section||Green Building Codes and Standards|
|Published online||13 January 2017|
Sustainability rating tools for buildings and its wider application
University of New South Wales, Australia
⁎ e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 26 November 2016
This paper provides a commentary on the latest research in measuring the sustainability of buildings and its wider application. The emergence of sustainability rating tools (SRTs) has faced critique from scholars due to their deficiencies such as the overemphasis on environmental criteria, the negligence of uncertainty in scoring and existence of non-scientific criteria benchmarks among many others. This could have attributed to the mixed evidence in the literature on the benefits of SRTs. Future research direction is proposed to advance the state-of-the art in this field.
Key words: sustainability rating tools (SRTs) / sustainability / buildings / limitations / green buildings
© R. Siew, published by EDP Sciences, 2017
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