Sustainability in infrastructure asset management

Shaw, Gavin, Walters, Rick, Kumar, Arun, & Sprigg, Antony (2015) Sustainability in infrastructure asset management. In Lee, Woo Bang, Choi, Byeong-Keun, Ma, Lin, & Mathew, Joseph (Eds.) Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering [Proceedings of the 7th World Congress on Engineering Asset Management (WCEAM 2012)], Springer International Publishing, Daejeon City, South Korea, pp. 525-534.

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The expectation to integrate sustainability aspects (social, environmental, and economic success) into the design, delivery, and operation of infrastructure assets is growing rapidly and globally. There are now several tools and frameworks available to benchmark and measure sustainable performance of infrastructure projects and assets. This paper briefly describes the infrastructure sustainability (IS) rating tool developed by the Australian Green Infrastructure Council (AGIC) that was launched in February 2012. This tool evaluates sustainability initiatives and potential environmental, social, and economic impacts of infrastructure projects and assets. The rating tool provides the following benefits to industry: a common national language for sustainability; a vehicle for consistent application and evaluation of sustainability in tendering processes; assists in scoping whole-of-life sustainability risks, enabling smarter solutions that reduce risks and costs; fosters resource efficiency and waste reduction, reducing costs; fosters innovation and continuous improvement in sustainability outcomes; and builds an organization’s credentials and reputation in its approach to sustainability. The infrastructure types covered by this tool include transport, energy, water, and communication. The key themes of sustainability evaluation will be briefly presented in this paper, and they include management and governance; use of resources; emissions, pollution, and waste; ecology; people and place; and innovation.

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ID Code: 83865
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Sustainable infrastructure assets, Infrastructure sustainability rating tool, Sustainability evaluation
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-06966-1_47
ISBN: 9783319024615
ISSN: 2195-4356
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 Springer International Publishing Switzerland
Deposited On: 05 May 2015 00:50
Last Modified: 24 Jun 2017 17:01

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