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Towards a European rating system for sustainable student housing: Key performance indicators (KPIs) and a multi-criteria assessment approach
Attia, Shady; Alphonsine, Pierre; Amer, Mohamed et al.
2020In Environmental and Sustainability Indicators, 7, p. 100052
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Keywords :
kot; Rating system; Severity index; Label; Housing quality; Europe
Abstract :
[en] The shortage of student housing in Western Europe and the high demand for student populations indicate the potential of the impetus for more sustainable and better quality accommodation. The residential building sector is one of the significant contributors to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, yet appropriate criteria for the assessment of student housing do not exist. Decisions to evaluate student housing are still primarily based on rental cost or anecdotal evidence when assessing their performance and living quality. Multi-objective criteria are needed to assist with the selection of sustainable student housing for higher education institutions students. Therefore, the objective of this paper is to identify key performance indicators for assessing sustainable student housing, and to develop a simple tool for the selection and measurement of the sustainability of student housing. The overarching aim is to improve the quality and sustainability of student accommodation in Europe. The methodology is based on a mixed-method research approach comprising a literature review on rating systems, a survey questionnaire with 610 student respondents, and a ranking analysis acquired from the severity index calculation. A total of 44 key performance indicators were identified, and a simple interactive tool was developed and tested. The proposed tool is demonstrated using a case study with two students as the decision-makers. The tool provides a novel approach to assess student housing. This creates an opportunity for a pan European environmental policy and an increase in market competitiveness to attract European and overseas students.
Research Center/Unit :
Sustainable Building Design Lab
Disciplines :
Architecture
Author, co-author :
Attia, Shady  ;  Université de Liège - ULiège > Département ArGEnCo > Techniques de construction des bâtiments
Alphonsine, Pierre
Amer, Mohamed ;  Université de Liège - ULiège > Département ArGEnCo > Techniques de construction des bâtiments
Ruellan, Guirec ;  Université de Liège - ULiège > Département ArGEnCo > Techniques de construction des bâtiments
Language :
English
Title :
Towards a European rating system for sustainable student housing: Key performance indicators (KPIs) and a multi-criteria assessment approach
Publication date :
19 September 2020
Journal title :
Environmental and Sustainability Indicators
eISSN :
2665-9727
Publisher :
Elsevier, United States
Volume :
7
Pages :
100052
Peer reviewed :
Peer Reviewed verified by ORBi
Funders :
ULiège - Université de Liège [BE]
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