Sustainability in the Construction Industry: A Critical Analysis Between Sustainable Development Indicators and Assessment Tools

  •  Maria Teresa Barbosa    
  •  White José dos Santos    
  •  Marina Lucena Nogueira    
  •  Aldo Carvalho    
  •  Naíra Laurindo    
  •  Izabela Silva    
  •  Vicente Rosse    


Nowadays, different organizations and institutions have advanced methodologies and strategies that make it possible to assess, through parameters and indicators, the sustainability of construction projects that materialize the concept of “sustainable building”. The main aim of this research is to carry out a critical analysis between the Sustainable Development Indicators (SDI), released by the IBGE/Brazil, and the most used assessment tools in Brazil, namely: LEED and AQUA. Thus, with regard to the “green buildings” certified by these tools in the Brazilian territory, data collection was carried out in those organizations considering the parameters: the level of certification and the region of Brazil. The lack of synchronization between the data from the SDI and the assessment tools was found. Finally, recommendations are presented that aim to reduce the inconsistencies found in the assessment tools.

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  • ISSN(Print): 1925-4725
  • ISSN(Online): 1925-4733
  • Started: 2011
  • Frequency: semiannual

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