A study of social aspects within an environmental ethic in Architecture

García Navarro, Justo and González Díaz, María Jesús (2008). A study of social aspects within an environmental ethic in Architecture. In: "Proceedings of the 2008 World Sustainable Building Conference", 21/09/2008-25/09/2008, Melbourne Convention Centre, Australia. p. 1.

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Title: A study of social aspects within an environmental ethic in Architecture
Author/s:
  • García Navarro, Justo
  • González Díaz, María Jesús
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: Proceedings of the 2008 World Sustainable Building Conference
Event Dates: 21/09/2008-25/09/2008
Event Location: Melbourne Convention Centre, Australia
Title of Book: Proceedings of the 2008 World Sustainable Building Conference
Date: 2008
Subjects:
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Agrónomos (UPM) [antigua denominación]
Department: Construcción y Vías Rurales [hasta 2014]
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

Sustainability is the joint consideration of environmental, economic and social factors. While there is already a methodological corpus on environmental and economic aspects, research on social aspects is still lacking, especially in the field of construction. These social matters as applied to the world of sustainable construction need to be specified: the group of social issues is too vague. Therefore, a basis on which lo act is to be found and needs to be defined. This involves an understanding of the aspects which must be specifically treated within the framework of social relations and behaviors in sustainable architecture. In order to achieve this, we have begun by compiling all the already existent basis definitions that hold the theoretical base of a sustainable building. For example, what the social aspects are, strictly speaking, and what their positions are, if any, in the field of environmental ethics. These basic definitions are then developed in more specific aims, framing the field of study and marking out fields on which to act as the basis for defining indicators Secondly, the fields of study within a social understanding have been extracted from the different existing evaluation methods for buildings environmental behavior (for example, analysing in what general fields the applicable indicators are defined: those relative to user's health, mobility, etc.). These indicators have then been studied in terms of their range, universal scope and field of action, and later compared with the basic definitions. This has helped to determine if the indicators are adequate, sufficient, and adjusted to ensure compliance with the social aspects that conform a sustainable building. With the observation and analysis of these criteria, the empty fields, lacks and deficiencies that must be overcome in environmental evaluation methods, in order to holistically understand sustainable buildings have been stated: this holistic understanding is one of the necessary steps for obtaining an environmental ethic.

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Item ID: 47000
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/47000/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:47000
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 28 Jun 2017 15:39
Last Modified: 06 May 2020 09:15
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