Multiple criteria sustainability modelling

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.

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Title Multiple criteria sustainability modelling
Author(s) Langston, Craig
Conference name Australasian Universities' Building Educators Association. Conference (28th : 2003 : Geelong, Victoria)
Conference location Geelong, Victoria
Conference dates 9-11 July 2003
Title of proceedings AUBEA 2003 : working together : proceedings of the 28th annual conference of the Australasian Universities' Building Educators Association
Editor(s) Lanston, Craig
Publication date 2003
Conference series Australasian Universities' Building Educators Association Conference
Start page 267
End page 274
Total pages iv, 321 p.
Publisher Deakin University
Place of publication Geelong, Vic.
Keyword(s) Multi-criteria analysis
Sustainability index
Project evaluation tool
Summary 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
Notes Conference held at Deakin University, Geelong, Victoria 9th to 11th July 2003. "Conference Convenor: Professor Craig Langston ; Conference Secretariat: Debbie Paxton"
ISBN 0958192510
Language eng
Field of Research 120201 Building Construction Management and Project Planning
Socio Economic Objective 970112 Expanding Knowledge in Built Environment and Design
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
Copyright notice ©2003
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30005086

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