Social criteria of sustainable development in relation to green building assessment tools


The social criteria of sustainable development, with a focus on green building assessment tool, have remained underexplored. Moreover, a large number of green building assessment tools and social sustainability documentations have been developed and have had a direct impact on social criteria issues, but there seems to be a substantial gap in the study of social criteria in green building assessment tools. The present study aimed at introducing the subject area supported by categories to monitor social criteria in building assessment tool. In light of this argument, this paper, through analysis of frequency data and results of studies, aims to identify some potential factors that will impact building practitioners toward making the right decision for selecting and implementing social criteria in green building assessment tools. In order to organize this paper, it adopts an analytic approach where social criteria would be interpreted in a new position. The aim is to identify social criteria of sustainable development to assist building practitioners in order to assess the building project and embed them toward building assessment tool to achieve sustainable development goal.

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Source: BREEAM (2014)

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Source: LEED (2013)

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Atanda, J.O., Öztürk, A. Social criteria of sustainable development in relation to green building assessment tools. Environ Dev Sustain 22, 61–87 (2020).

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  • Social criteria
  • Building assessment tools
  • Sustainable development
  • Indicators
  • Social sustainability