Mapping sustainability assessment with the project life cycle

Craig Thomson, Mohamed A. El-Haram, Rohinton Emmanuel

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    Traditionally viewed as a technically based exercise focused on assessing the sustainability performance of buildings, sustainability assessment is increasingly called upon to play a proactive role that supports the management of sustainability across the project life cycle. Calls are emerging for assessment to evolve as a tool that contributes to the predominantly subjective nature of decisions taken across the project life cycle and to achieve better integration between assessment and project activities. This paper aims to contribute towards this emerging understanding by considering an empirically based case study which follows a progressive approach to apply and integrate sustainability assessment with the life cycle stages of a university campus building project.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)143-157
    Number of pages15
    JournalEngineering Sustainability
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2011


    • project management
    • buildings
    • sustainability
    • structures and design


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