Sustainability assessment of the residential construction projects in Lithuania
Development of real estate has the potential to advance sustainability. This is particularly important in residential sector as it plays a crucial role in the lives of habitats and directly influences their welfare. As populations grow and cities expand, the demand for real estate increases and construction volumes rise. Assurance of sustainability in the residential projects becomes a new concern of real estate developers and construction companies.
This article aims to analyse in more detail the concept of a sustainable residential construction and the evaluation criteria. In the first part the concept of sustainable development and its dimensions in residential construction are analysed. The second part describes the research methodology. In the third part, the research methodology is applied to the evaluation of five residential construction projects in Vilnius, Lithuania. The fourth part describes the possibilities of using wooden construction to improve the sustainability of residential construction projects.
First published online 19 May 2021
This work is licensed under a .
Ahmad, T., & Thaheem, M. J. (2018). Economic sustainability assessment of residential buildings: A dedicated assessment framework and implications for BIM. Sustainable Cities and Society, 38, 476–491. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.scs.2018.01.035
Bajorų alėjos. (2021). http://www.bajorualejos.lt/
Bragança, L., Mateus, R., & Koukkari, H. (2010). Building sustainability assessment. Sustainability, 2, 2010–2023. http://doi.org/10.3390/su2072010
Citify. (2021). CNTRL project. http://citify.eu/cntrl/
Darnu Group. (2021). LightHouse. http://darnugroup.lt/en/projects/lighthouse-iii/
Frearson, A. (2015). Finland’s tallest wooden apartment block wins Finlandia Prize for Architecture 2015. http://minimalblogs.com/finlands-tallest-wooden-apartment-block-winsfinlandia-prize-for-architecture-2015/
Ginsberg, N. (2016). Determining the context of an international development project. Journal of Developing Areas, 50(5), 431–442. http://doi.org/10.1353/jda.2016.0055
Golubchikov, O., & Badyina, A. (2012). Sustainable housing for sustainable cities. UN-Habitat.
Janjua, S. Y., Sarker, P. K., & Biswas, W. K. (2019). A review of residential buildings’ sustainability performance using a life cycle assessment approach. Journal of Sustainability Research, 1, e190006. http://doi.org/10.20900/jsr20190006
Karaliaučiaus slėnis. (2021). http://www.karaliauciausslenis.lt/
Kendall, M. (1970). Rank correlation methods. Griffin.
MacCrimmon, K. R. (1968). Decision making among multipleattribute alternatives: A survey and consolidated approach. RAND Memorandum, RM-4823-ARPA.
Mulliner, E., Smallbone, K., & Maliene, V. (2013). An assessment of sustainable housing affordability using a multiple criteria decision making method. Omega, 41, 270–279. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.omega.2012.05.002
Nuuter, T., Lill, I., & Tupenaite, L. (2015). Comparison of housing market sustainability in European countries based on multiple criteria assessment. Land Use Policy, 42, 642–651. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.landusepol.2014.09.022
Ottens, M., & Edelenbos, J. (2019). Political leadership as metagovernance in sustainability transitions: A case study analysis of meta-governance in the case of the Dutch National Agreement on Climate. Sustainability, 11(1), 110. http://doi.org/10.3390/su11010110
OOPEAA. (2021). Puukuokka housing block. http://oopeaa.com/project/puukuokka-housing-block/
Paplaujos 1. (2021). http://p9.lt/apie-mus.html
Schmidt, J.-S., & Osebold, R. (2017). Environmental management systems as a driver for sustainability: state of implementation, benefits and barriers in German construction companies. Journal of Civil Engineering and Management, 23(1), 150–162. http://doi.org/10.3846/13923730.2014.946441
Sullivan, E., & Ward, P. M. (2012). Sustainable housing applications and policies for low-income self-build and housing rehab. Habitat International, 36(2), 312–323. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.habitatint.2011.10.009
Tupenaite, L., Lill, I., Geipele, I., & Naimaviciene, J. (2017). Ranking of sustainability indicators for assessment of the new housing development projects: case of the Baltic states. Resources, 6(4), 55. http://doi.org/10.3390/resources6040055
Tupenaite, L., Kaklauskas, A., Lill, I., Geipele, I., Naimaviciene, J., Kanapeckiene, L., & Kauskale, L. (2018). Sustainability assessment of the new residential projects in the Baltic States: a multiple criteria approach. Sustainability, 10(5), 1387. http://doi.org/10.3390/su10051387
United Nations. (2018). Voluntary national review on the implementation of the UN 2020 Agenda for Sustainable Development in Lithuania. http://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/memberstates/lithuania
World Commission on Environment and Development. (1987). Our common future. http://www.un-documents.net/our-common-future.pdf
Zavadskas, E. K., & Kaklauskas, A. (1996). Pastatų sistemotechninis įvertinimas. Technika (in Lithuanian).
Zavadskas, E. K., Cavallaro, F., Podvezko, V., Ubarte, I., & Kaklauskas, A. (2017). MCDM assessment of a healthy and safe built environment according to sustainable development principles: A practical neighborhood approach in Vilnius. Sustainability, 9, 702. http://doi.org/10.3390/su9050702