|Monday, 3rd March 2008|
Shyam Sunder and Barbara Lippiat, of NIST, presented some of the NIST activities and plans for assessing the life-cycle economic and environmental performance of tall buildings at the CTBUH 8th World Congress in Dubai. Proponents of green building widely claim these buildings to be cost-effective, but often these claims are based on incomplete, anecdotal evidence that is difficult to reproduce and defend. The claims suffer from two main weaknesses: (1) buildings upon which claims are based are not necessarily “green” in a science-based, life-cycle assessment (LCA) sense and (2) their measures of cost-effectiveness often are not based on standard methods for measuring economic worth.
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