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27 sätt att mäta hållbar samhällsbyggnad: En fallstudie gjord vid Peab division Väst för hållbart samhällsbyggande
2011 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This Master’s thesis has been performed at Peab division West, a part of Peab, one of Sweden’s largest construction companies. The study aims to from a construction company's perspective, identify areas which should be measured by indicators in order to become a sustainable construction company.Sustainable development is a concept and approach that continues to grow and adapt to different industries. The way of thinking is however the same regardless of the industry, aiming to meet today's demands and needs without compromising future generations abilities to meet their needs. Until today Peab has not had a clear strategy for how the company should work towards sustainable development, but with the company’s new vision, developed in the autumn of 2010, a new sustainable working method has to be developed. Together with the new vision, a definition based on the concept of sustainable development has been developed which provides guidelines for a sustainable construction company.Peab wants to attain a sustainable production, where each completed building project can be seen as a final product. In Peabs efforts to become a sustainable construction company it is necessary that the company conducts measurements of their construction processes. The focus of this study has been to develop indicators appropriate to Peabs construction projects. It covers existing classification systems BREEAM, LEED, Miljöbyggnad and GRI, and theoretically obtained indicators in the field of sustainable development.Methods used in this Master’s thesis are studies of literature and interviews. In addition to these, a workshop has been put together with coworkers from Peab where relationship diagram of each critical area was made. A brief evaluation of the results was also made to validate its usefulness in a real construction project.An analysis of the company’s current working methods revealed that they did not do any continuous measurements of sustainability during their construction projects. The Master’s thesis resulted in 27 project-specific indicators in the areas of: Emissions, Water, Waste, Energy, Materials, Logistics, Ecology, Proximity, Diversity, Indoor Environment, Society and Efficiency. These areas should be seen as areas of improvement for the company in their efforts to become a sustainable construction company. To be considered a sustainable construction company, it is necessary that the company measures their construction process in these areas.The indicators will help the company to set new goals for how their future sustainability work should be developed. Through an implementation of the indicators in construction projects, the company's vision will be strengthened. The indicators will show how the company should relate to, among other things, a reduction of resource and energy consumption, choice of transport, increased efficiency and social integration. In order for the indicators to correctly indicate the company’s level of sustainability must continuous measurements be performed.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 93 p.
Keyword [en]
Social Behaviour Law
Keyword [sv]
Samhälls-, beteendevetenskap, juridik, hållbart samhällsbyggande
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-45534Local ID: 338957b2-9834-4adb-b973-14782ff0e95bOAI: diva2:1018827
Subject / course
Student thesis, at least 30 credits
Educational program
Industrial and Management Engineering, master's level
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