Category: Sustainable Development

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Introduction to Sustainable Development

The Consulting Engineering industry launches a new set of practical guides for use by all those involved in developing infrastructure. The launch took place September 2013 in Barcelona at the FIDIC Centenary Conference. Under the banner “Quality of Life – Our Responsibility”, the conference focused in particular on urban environments where 75% of the challenges are manifested:

  • A new approach to Sustainable Infrastructure is vital to our Quality of Life.
  • World economies have been seriously weakened by unsustainable development and excessive consumption.
  • Humanity faces serious environmental challenges, including degraded land and soil, depleted natural resources, polluted air and water, and now, severe climate risks.

Society is looking to this industry to formulate a holistic approach on the role of cities in addressing sustainability challenges. Consulting Engineers and Architects, as key advisors in the delivery of sustainable infrastructure, have developed more sophisticated technologies to tackle innovative solutions to energy, water and transport usage in a more coordinated way.

Publications and their editions represented with definitions in FIDICTerms, Sustainable Development category

The editions of the FIDIC Sustainable Development publications referenced to populate the glossary of terms in FIDICTerms currently include:

  • Project Sustainability Management - Applications Manual, 2nd edition (2013).
  • The ABC for Sustainable Cities - a glossary for policy makers, by FIDIC in cooperation with EFCA, supported UNEP and UN HABITAT, 1st edition (2015).


Sub-Categories

Sub-Categories within the Integrity Management Category on FIDICTerms are as follows:

  1. Sustainable Development Terms

Terms Included in the Sustainable Development Category within FIDICTerms

  1. Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development
  2. Air Pollution
  3. Biocapacity
  4. Biodiversity
  5. Biogas
  6. Biotope Area Factor
  7. Blue water footprint
  8. Brownfield Land
  9. Buffer zone
  10. Building Envelope
  11. Building Information Modelling (BIM)
  12. Building Management System
  13. Bus Rapid Transit (BRT)
  14. Car Sharing
  15. Carbon Footprint
  16. Carbon Market
  17. Carbon Tax
  18. Carrying Capacity of Ecosystems
  19. CEEQUAL
  20. Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI)
  21. Certified Environmental Profiling (CEP)
  22. Circular Economy
  23. City Development Strategy (CDS)
  24. Clean Development Mechanism (CDM)
  25. Climate Change Adaptation
  26. Climate Change Mitigation
  27. CO2 Equivalent
  28. CO2 Reduction Potential
  29. Cogeneration
  30. Collaborative Consumption
  31. Combined Heat and Power (CHP)/Co-generation
  32. Community
  33. Community Infrastructure
  34. Compact Cities
  35. Compact of Mayors
  36. Composting
  37. Conference of the parties (COP)
  38. Construction Material
  39. Construction Waste
  40. Consumer Education for Sustainable Development
  41. Cradle to Cradle
  42. Daylight Oriented Design
  43. Decarbonisation
  44. Decoupling (impact)
  45. Decoupling (resources)
  46. Disaster
  47. Disaster Preparedness
  48. Disaster Risk
  49. Disaster Risk Management
  50. Disaster Risk Reduction
  51. District Energy System (District heating, District Cooling)
  52. Eco-building
  53. Eco-efficiency
  54. Ecodesign
  55. Ecological Corridor
  56. Ecological Footprint
  57. Ecological Overshoot
  58. Ecological Storm Water Management
  59. Ecological Tax
  60. Ecosystem
  61. Education for Sustainable Development
  62. Embodied Energy
  63. Embodied Environmental Impact
  64. Energy Efficiency
  65. Energy Performance Certificate
  66. Environment
  67. Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)
  68. Environmental mainstreaming
  69. Environmental migration
  70. Environmental problems
  71. Environmental Sanitation
  72. Environmental Tax
  73. Environmentally Sound Technologies
  74. Fly Ash
  75. Fossil Fuel
  76. Geographic Information System (GIS)
  77. Global Hectare
  78. Global Initiative for Resource Efficient Cities/GI-REC
  79. Governance
  80. Green Belt
  81. Green Building
  82. Green Building rating tool
  83. Green Infrastructure
  84. Green Roof
  85. Green Space Factor
  86. Greenfield Land
  87. Greenhouse Effect
  88. Greenhouse Gas
  89. Ground Source Heat Pump
  90. Habitat conferences (e.g.Habitat III)
  91. Hazard
  92. Hazardous Waste
  93. Heat Pump (Air Source Heat Pump)
  94. Heat Recovery System
  95. Household Waste
  96. Hypermobility
  97. Informal Settlements
  98. Information and Communications Technology/ICT
  99. Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)
  100. Inter Modal Transport
  101. Land-use Planning
  102. Landfill
  103. LEED for Neighbourhood Development
  104. Life Cycle
  105. Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)
  106. Life Cycle Management
  107. Local Authorities
  108. Local Governments Organisations (LGOs)
  109. Locally Sourced Material
  110. Low Carbon Technologies
  111. Master Plan
  112. Material Flow Analysis (MFA)
  113. Methane (Ch4)
  114. Metropolitan Area
  115. Microclimate
  116. Mixed Use Development
  117. Mobility Management
  118. Modal Split
  119. Multi Modal Transportation
  120. Multilateral environmental agreements (MEAs)
  121. Natural Cooling
  122. Nearly Zero Energy Buildings
  123. Net Zero Carbon Building
  124. Net Zero Energy Building
  125. Noise Pollution
  126. Non-Renewable Energy
  127. Participation / participatory approaches
  128. Passive Building Design
  129. Passive House
  130. Photovoltaic Electricity
  131. Planetary Boundaries
  132. Pollution
  133. Positive Energy Building
  134. Protected Area
  135. Rainwater Harvesting
  136. Recovery
  137. Recovery of Waste, Materials, Energy
  138. Recycling
  139. Renewable Energy
  140. Resilience (urban)
  141. Resource Efficiency
  142. Resource Efficient city
  143. Resources
  144. Retrofitting
  145. Rio+20
  146. Risk
  147. Sanitation
  148. Sharing Economy
  149. Smart Cities
  150. Smart Community Infrastructure
  151. Smart Grid
  152. Smartness
  153. Social Life Cycle Assessment (SLCA)
  154. Solar Panel/Solar Collector
  155. Solar Shading
  156. Solar Thermal Energy
  157. Solid Waste
  158. Sufficiency
  159. Sustainability
  160. Sustainable Architecture
  161. Sustainable Building Management
  162. Sustainable Buildings and Construction (SBC)
  163. Sustainable Construction
  164. Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP)
  165. Sustainable Development
  166. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  167. Sustainable Energy
  168. Sustainable Lifestyles
  169. Sustainable Procurement
  170. Sustainable Transport/ Mobility
  171. Sustainable Urban Drainage System
  172. Transit-Oriented Development (TOD)
  173. Urban Agglomeration
  174. Urban Agriculture
  175. Urban Area
  176. Urban Ecology
  177. Urban Encroachment
  178. Urban Environmental Accords (UEA)
  179. Urban Green Growth
  180. Urban Heat Island Effect
  181. Urban Management
  182. Urban Metabolism
  183. Urban Mining
  184. Urban Planning
  185. Urban Regeneration
  186. Urban Sprawl
  187. Urban Village
  188. Urban Waste Water
  189. Urbanization
  190. Vulnerability
  191. Walkable Urbanism
  192. Waste
  193. Waste Hierarchy
  194. Waste Management
  195. Wastewater
  196. Water Conservation
  197. Water Footprint
  198. Water Supply System
  199. Water Treatment
  200. Well-being
  201. World Green Building Council
  202. Zero Carbon Building