Delivering Sustainable Facilities Management in Danish Housing Estates

Susanne Balslev Nielsen (Invited author), Jesper Ole Jensen (Invited author), Per Anker Jensen (Invited author)

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    Abstract

    Housing plays a central role in sustainable development due to large resource consumption and as transition agent towards sustainable lifestyles. The aim is to evaluate current practice of housing administration in Denmark in order to evaluate if and how sustainable facilities management is supporting social, economical and environmental sustainable development. Sustainable facility management (SFM) is as an 'umbrella' for various ways of reducing flows of energy, water and waste in the daily operation of the buildings, for instance by regular monitoring the consumption, by using 'green accounting', by applying policies for sustainability, enhanced user awareness etc. In Denmark, despite attempts by government and NGO´s, implementation of sustainable resource consumption in existing buildings is still unsolved. Monitoring the resource consumption is part of the solution, but the entire FM-setting including the ownership of the building, the organisation of daily operation, the roles and relation between stakeholders are equally important in order to utilise the monitoring as a mean for transformation towards sustainable buildings and lifestyles.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationII International Conference on Sustainability Measurement and Modelling : ICSMM, 5-6 November 2009
    EditorsEnric Carrera, J. J. de Felipe, Bàrbara Sureda
    Place of PublicationSpain
    Publication date2009
    Pages135
    ISBN (Print)978-84-96736-81-8
    Publication statusPublished - 2009
    EventII International Conference on Sustainability Measurement and Modelling : ICSMM, 5-6 November 2009 - UNESCO Chairs of Sustainability, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunia, Barcelona, Spain
    Duration: 1 Jan 2009 → …
    Conference number: 2nd

    Conference

    ConferenceII International Conference on Sustainability Measurement and Modelling : ICSMM, 5-6 November 2009
    Number2nd
    CityUNESCO Chairs of Sustainability, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunia, Barcelona, Spain
    Period01/01/2009 → …

    Keywords

    • housing
    • Facilities Management
    • sustainability

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