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The Implicit definition of "utility" in the sustainable building assessment methods

Author
Puyo, J.; Cuchi, A.
Type of activity
Presentation of work at congresses
Name of edition
SB13 Portugal: Contribution of Sustainable Building to Meet EU 20-20-20 Targets
Date of publication
2013
Presentation's date
2013-10-30
Book of congress proceedings
Portugal SB13: Contribution of Sustainable Building to Meet EU 20-20-20 Targets
Repository
http://hdl.handle.net/2117/21339 Open in new window
Abstract
The research is focused on the concept of ‘utility’ regarding the sustainable building assessment methods. The study presented is part of a wider research that analyses the sus-tainable building assessment methods regarding the challenge of sustainability. Keeping in mind that the condition of sustainability is the material cycles closure, we highlight the place that ‘utility’ occupies in the measure of the sustainability. We explore how the standards of LCA and sustainable building asse...
Citation
Puyo, J.; Cuchi, A. The implicit definition of ‘utility’ in the sustainable building assessment methods. A: Sustainable Building Portugal. "Portugal SB13: Contribution of Sustainable Building to Meet EU 20-20-20 Targets". Guimarães: 2013.
Keywords
Functional equivalent, Sustainable building, Sustainable building assessment tools, Utility
Group of research
AIEM - Architecture, energy and environment
CRAL - Centre for Research and Services for the Local Administration

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