Stakeholders' needs and requirements for SB assessment and benchmarking methods - SuPerBuildings

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This article is about the barriers to sustainable buildings and about stakeholder’s needs and requirements for SB assessments and benchmarking methods. The main goal is to understand the needs of users of sustainable buildings assessment systems.


This report is divided in two parts, Part A – Literature review about barriers to sustainable building and Part B – a survey about stakeholder’s needs and requirements.

Sustainable building requires much closer interaction of suppliers, professionals and users than is the case with traditional buildings. Sustainable building requires high compatibility of architectural, structural and HVAC design, construction and user behaviour. Thus sustainable building calls for introduction of new methods and tools for the assessment of buildings, whole building approach, and better understanding about the interaction of components and the general performance of sustainable buildings, use of new materials and new technical solutions, integration of new stakeholders (new manufacturers of new products, new servicers, integrative planning processes), better mutual adjustment and interaction of developers, designers and construction companies, new skills and new understanding of sustainable construction by stakeholders involved, new procedures like new ways of certifying and quality control.

Target group/users

Stakeholders and decision makers

Integration to CESBA

Project and Funding programme

Name of project: SuPerBuildings

Funding programme: Seventh Framework Programme

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Tarja Häkkinen

Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT)

Phone: +358407274561

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Literature and interview survey about stakeholders' needs and requirements for SB assessment and benchmarking methods (2010)