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Title: Analysis of the multicriteria used in green building rating tools and their relevance and applicability in delivering sustainable building developments in the Maltese islands
Authors: Sant, Rita (2015)
Keywords: Construction industry -- Management
Sustainable buildings -- Design and construction
Construction industry -- Environmental aspects -- Malta
Pollution prevention -- Malta
Issue Date: 2015
Citation: Sant, R. (2015). Analysis of the multicriteria used in green building rating tools and their relevance and applicability in delivering sustainable building developments in the Maltese islands (Master's dissertation).
Abstract: Assessing and demonstrating compliance of buildings, building designs and building projects with environmental, social and economic objectives is becoming increasingly important to prevent the planet's continuous deterioration by the overconsumption of resources in an unsustainable manner. Malta has a total land area of 315 sq. km, and is located centrally in the Mediterranean Sea. It is the most densely populated country in Europe (over 1000 persons per sq. km) with pressures on land use (>20% built up area) and natural resources. It is also a water stressed country and the only natural resource is limestone. According to MEPA by 2020 there will be no space left for dumping construction waste in quarries. Further local construction is often accused of causing environmental problems ranging from unnecessary resource consumption to the environment pollution. Current problems cannot be solved by relying only on the design of a green building project or minimize impacts through appropriate project management on site. There is a need for the development of a holistic building certification system based on multiple criteria that are most applicable to local climate, and the island's limitations. At present there are only three certified buildings in Malta, a BREEAM certified and two LEED Silver Certified buildings. This study comprises the analysis of multi criteria used in global Green Building Rating tools, their relevance and applicability in delivering Sustainable Building Developments in the Maltese Islands. Data was collected by interviews and a web survey among local building professionals. From the comprehensive literature review eight criteria were identified. These include Site, Pollution, Energy, Water, Materials & Resources, Indoor Environmental Quality, Economic quality and Integrated Development process. SAW and COPRAS methods were used in the analysis to weight the Multiple Criteria and help in developing HEEART - the Green Building Rating Tool for the Maltese Islands.
Description: M.SC.PROJECT MANGT.
URI: https://www.um.edu.mt/library/oar/handle/123456789/78301
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