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Social Sustainable Assessment Tool Development Approach

Version 1 : Received: 12 January 2018 / Approved: 15 January 2018 / Online: 15 January 2018 (07:55:41 CET)

How to cite: Atanda, J.O.; Öztürk, A. Social Sustainable Assessment Tool Development Approach. Preprints 2018, 2018010121 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201801.0121.v1). Atanda, J.O.; Öztürk, A. Social Sustainable Assessment Tool Development Approach. Preprints 2018, 2018010121 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201801.0121.v1).

Abstract

The social criteria of sustainable development have remained underexplored. Moreover, a large number of green building assessment tool and social sustainability documentations have been developed which, has 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. In examining the problem facing social sustainability, taking into consideration social sustainability in sustainable development reviews and green building assessment tool towards social aspects. This paper through analysis identified a centripetal conceptual framework composed of seven key components equity, education, participation & control, social cohesion, health & safety, accessibility & satisfaction, and cultural values. The interpretation of the social sustainability in green building assessment tool would impact building practitioners towards implementing social criteria in GBAT. The aim was to identify social categories as well as consider a starting point for the development of an effective social criteria assessment tool for green building.

Subject Areas

social criteria; building assessment tools; sustainable development; social sustainability

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