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Advances in Sustainability Assessment
Lead Guest Editor:
Dr. Cesar Poveda
Mechanical Engineering, University of Alberta, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Guest Editors
Michael G. Lipsett
Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Alberta
Edmonton, Canada
Yollanda Villacampa
Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Alicante
Alicante, Spain
Rosa Imelda Rojas Caldelas
Faculty of Architecture and Design Mexicali, Autonomous University of Baja California
Baja California, Mexico
Margarito Quintero Nunez
Autonomous University of Baja California, Institute of Engineering Mexicali
Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico
Anastasia G. Stergiadou
Department of Forestry and Natural Environment, Faculty of Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Environment, Institute of Forest Engineering and Topography, Aristotles University of Thessaloniki
Thessaloniki, Greece
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Authors: Stergiadou Anastasia, Kolkos Georgios
Pages: 1-8 Published Online: Apr. 18, 2016
DOI: 10.11648/j.ijrse.2015060401.11
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Authors: O. Christopoulou , M. Fountoukidou , St. Sakellariou , St. Tampekis , F. Samara , A. Sfoungaris , A. Stergiadou , G. Tsantopoulos , K. Soutsas , I. Sfoungaris
Pages: 9-17 Published Online: May 19, 2016
DOI: 10.11648/j.ijrse.2015060401.12
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Sustainability as a result of the implementation of plan, policies, and programs [PPP] demonstrates the commitment of different stakeholders for the responsible exploitation and use of resources and development of projects and organizations aiming for an integrated and balanced interpretation of the social, economic and environmental pillars of sustainable development.

As the variety of stakeholders groups become more aware of the social, economic, and environmental impacts due to the disturbance of the natural environment, public and private organizations are finding themselves in need for the development of integrated and balanced approaches to measure the progress made towards sustainability and the effectiveness of the strategies linking the PPP at the macro level with project level’s processes and procedures while meeting the stakeholders’ needs. The focus of this Special Issue includes the advances made towards measuring sustainability and each of its pillars. In the past 30 years, advances have been made in each pillar regarding the identification, assessment and mitigation of impacts; however, such progress varies among the social, economic, and environmental pillars. Additionally, sustainability as an integrated force demands for the implementation of assessment methodologies that consider the interconnectivity and dynamism of these three pillars instead of treating them as an isolated component area of knowledge.

1. Sustainability dynamism
2. Sustainability assessment - case studies
3. Environmental rating systems
4. Sustainability rating systems
5. Integrated assessment methods
6. Regulatory and policy
7. Sustainability assessment management
8. Sustainability assessment & stakeholders
9. Multi-criteria decision making applied to sustainability
10. Criteria & Sustainable development indicators (identification, selection, and measurement)
11. Social, economic, and environmental assessment
12. Fundamental and generic approaches & frameworks
13. Continuous improvement and monitoring performance
14. Sustainability performance benchmarking
15. Sustainability management systems
16. Metrics: Design, Implementation, and Effectiveness.
17. Business and corporate social responsibility
18. Modelling and Sustainability
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