Evaluation for social and humanity demand on green residential districts in China based on SLCA

  • Lei Fan
  • Bo Pang
  • Yurong Zhang
  • Xiangjie Zhang
  • Yiwen Sun
  • Yuanfeng Wang
SOCIAL LCA IN PROGRESS

Abstract

Purpose

In recent years, green building has become a social hotspot and raised much concern of academic. However, traditional researches of green building mostly focused on technology, while research on social and humanity demand on green residential districts is still scarce. To complement the gap of research and reality, this paper is intended to establish a quantitative evaluation method for social humanity needs of green residential districts based on social life cycle assessment (SLCA).

Methods

Based on the SLCA method, an evaluation indicator system for social and humanity demand of green residential districts was proposed, considering different stakeholders (real estate developers, construction enterprises, community residents, and decision makers). Additionally, the adopted evaluation indicator system was applied to a practical community in China as a case study by questionnaire surveys and the method of analytic hierarchy process.

Results and discussion

Case study results show that the residents prefer to pay more for a better living environment, and the real estate developers are willing to increase the investment moderately on the projects. Meanwhile, the local government likes to support the development of green residential districts, as well.

Conclusions

Analysis results are in line with the social demand for high-quality living environment of Chinese residents and the public concern about buildings’ comprehensive benefits.

Keywords

Case study China Green residential districts Social and humanity demand Social life cycle assessment 

Notes

Acknowledgments

The authors would like to gratefully acknowledge the financial support of 12th Five-Year National Science and Technology Support Programs of China (grant no. 2012BAJ12B03-02).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lei Fan
    • 1
  • Bo Pang
    • 2
  • Yurong Zhang
    • 2
  • Xiangjie Zhang
    • 2
  • Yiwen Sun
    • 2
  • Yuanfeng Wang
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Civil Engineering/School of Economics and ManagementBeijing Jiaotong UniversityBeijingChina
  2. 2.School of Civil EngineeringBeijing Jiaotong UniversityBeijingChina

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