Langston, Craig 2003, Multiple criteria sustainability modelling, in AUBEA 2003 : working together : proceedings of the 28th annual conference of the Australasian Universities' Building Educators Association, Deakin University, Geelong, Vic., pp. 267-274.
This paper describes the research supported by a recent AIQS research grant to develop a computer-based tool for sustainability modeling using multiple criteria. The model enables a sustainability index with an accept/reject threshold of one that has the potential to completely replace traditional net present value methods. Minimum performance benchmarks are prescribed and must be observed - often by trading off performance across the full criteria set. Sustainability is shown to be capable of objective (numeric) analysis for new projects, existing facilities, or indeed any product or asset. A combination of investor-centred and community-centred motivations can also be explored in the model. Known as SINDEX, the tool has industry-wide application, both locally and abroad, and represents a paradigm shift in project evaluation techniques. Furthermore, its multi-discipline considerations underscore the importance of a team approach to sustainability modeling and the need for people to work more closely together when dealing with complex problems
Conference held at Deakin University, Geelong, Victoria 9th to 11th July 2003. "Conference Convenor: Professor Craig Langston ; Conference Secretariat: Debbie Paxton"
Field of Research
120201 Building Construction Management and Project Planning
Socio Economic Objective
970112 Expanding Knowledge in Built Environment and Design
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