TECHNE 22 (2021): Circular Transition and Design
Essays and Viewpoint

Sustainable finance and the construction industry: new paradigms for design development

Giancarlo Paganin
Dipartimento di Architettura e Studi Urbani, Politecnico di Milano, Italia
Published July 29, 2021
Keywords
  • Sustainable finance,
  • Sustainability criteria,
  • Triple bottom ine,
  • Circular use of resources,
  • ESG
How to Cite
Paganin, G. (2021). Sustainable finance and the construction industry: new paradigms for design development. TECHNE - Journal of Technology for Architecture and Environment, (22), 79-85. https://doi.org/10.36253/techne-10600

Abstract

Enabling sustainable growth is highly dependent on the ability of private capital to invest in projects capable of achieving sustainability objectives divided into the three economic, environmental and social components. The international financial system has defined criteria for assessing the sustainability of investments, also applicable in the construction sector. Still, these criteria do not always appear integrated with the sustainability assessment systems developed by the AEC (architecture, engineering and construction) industry. This article proposes reflections on the relationships between the sustainability indicators of sustainable finance and those typically used in the AEC industry with the purpose of identifying possible impacts on the disciplines involved in the design process.

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