Sustainable Buildings and Construction (SBC)

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Sustainable Buildings and Construction (SBC)
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Last Edit Date 2018-07-02

Sustainable Buildings and Construction (SBC) means :

SDABC2015.png The ABC for Sustainable Cities - A glossary for policy makers. 1st edition (2015)

The concept “Sustainable Buildings and Construction”, refers to the sustainability performance of buildings along their entire life cycle, including design, materials production, transport, construction, use and maintenance, renovation, deconstruction and recycling. The concept seeks to optimise the performance and reduce negative impacts with regard to use of materials, energy, water and land, as well as to indoor air quality and comfort, and generation of waste, wastewater and air emissions, including greenhouse gases, particulates and other pollutants. The concept applies to new and existing buildings regardless of their location.

UNEP DTIE/ United Nations Environment Programme Division of Technology, Industry and Economics.