In 2015 United Nations (UN) introduced the 17
Sustainability Development Goals (SDGs) for the 2030 Agenda, as a further
development of the eight Millennium Goals from 2000. The 17 SDGs are based on
five pillars; people, planet, prosperity, peace and partnership. The pillars manifest
that sustainable development is enforced for the sake of the people to ensure
future generations prosperous lives. This is achieved by maintaining a healthy
relationship with the planet. Since the building industry accounts for one
third of all consumptions of global resources and almost half of the world’s
energy use, many of the SDGs will have to focus on this
industry to truly reach many of their environmental sustainability goals.
This project should evaluate finalized buildings
in relation to the SDGs specially focusing on social sustainability. The social
dimension of sustainability is the least developed, and therefore there is a
great potential in the further development of this dimension. The evaluation
should be based on post occupancy evaluation of the users in the buildings. The
project is part of an overall evaluation of how a consultant company in Denmark
have worked with the SDGs in past projects.
Desire to work with sustainability in the building industry and be a part of the development towards a more sustainable future.