GLRPPR Sector Resource: ASTM E2432-05 Standard Guide for the General Principles of Sustainability Relative to Buildings
ASTM E2432-05 Standard Guide for the General Principles of Sustainability Relative to Buildings
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.
The standard's Scope section and ordering information are available on the ASTM International web site. For more information, contact Alison Kinn Bennett, co-chair of EPA's Green Building Workgroup and manager of The Federal Green Construction Guide for Specifiers, at 202-564-8859 or Kinn.Alison@epamail.epa.gov.
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