Encyclopedia of Sustainability in Higher Education

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LEED O + M and Sustainable Development

LEED O + M: Requirement Analysis for the Adequacy of UNIFAAT University Center Administrative Building
  • Peter Martins Ribeiro
  • Estevão Brasil Ruas Vernalha
  • Micheli Kowalczuk Machado
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-63951-2_139-1

Definition

Currently green building has been recognized for its contribution to sustainability. Several assessment tools and classification systems were developed to analyze the environmental performance of buildings and thus integrate them into sustainable development proposals (Ali and Al Nsairat 2009). In this context, the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification is recognized as one of the most widely adopted initiatives to evaluate the sustainable performance of buildings. The certification, in addition to new constructions, also includes in its proposal existing buildings (LEED O + M) that can generate diverse environmental impacts in its operation. Thus, the importance of this type of certification for the promotion of sustainable development is noted.

Introduction

This entry shows a brief history of how the concepts of sustainability and sustainable construction emerged, as well as the introduction of these concepts in civil construction. It also...

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Martins Ribeiro
    • 1
  • Estevão Brasil Ruas Vernalha
    • 1
  • Micheli Kowalczuk Machado
    • 1
  1. 1.Núcleo de Estudos em Sustentabilidade e Cultura – NESC/CEPECentro Universitário UNIFAATAtibaiaBrazil

Section editors and affiliations

  • Erin Hopkins
    • 1
  1. 1.Virginia TechBlacksburgUSA