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GLRPPR Sector Resource: ASTM E2432-05 Standard Guide for the General Principles of Sustainability Relative to Buildings

Title:
ASTM E2432-05 Standard Guide for the General Principles of Sustainability Relative to Buildings

Abstract:
It is expected that this guide will be referenced and used by federal, state, and local government, architects, and others seeking to solidify and/or justify the tripartite---environmental, economic, and social---approach to building siting, design, operations, maintenance, and end-of-life issues.

Key contributions of this document include:

  • Recognizing the "three legs of the stool" concept -- environmental, economic, social;
  • Recognizing that sustainability is an ideal and that, when applying the principles of sustainability in the real world, balancing trade-offs and continual improvement are necessary;
  • Providing credibility to the sustainability movement within the building industry; and
  • Providing a foundation for the development of other ASTM standards, such as sustainable building assessment and reporting.

    See ASTM website for ordering information.

    URL:
    http://www.astm.org/

    Source:
    ASTM International

    Resource Type:
    Manual/handbook/curriculum

    Date of Publication:
    2011

    Associated Sectors:

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