The why, what, and how of environmental performance measurements in civil engineering projects: an analysis of environmental sustainability in civil engineering projects

Examensarbete för masterexamen

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Type: Examensarbete för masterexamen
Title: The why, what, and how of environmental performance measurements in civil engineering projects: an analysis of environmental sustainability in civil engineering projects
Authors: Lundblad, Lovisa
Abstract: The thesis researches how environmental performance measurements (EPMs) can be used in civil engineering projects as a tool to work with environmental sustainability and project performance. The civil engineering industry has a significant environmental impact, and the project involves many different actors and processes. Using EPMs could be a way for all involved parties to gain an understanding of the impacts created, identify areas of improvement, and create a higher focus on sustainability in the industry. The aim of the thesis is to discover with an understanding and guidance of the use of EPM. Also identify what areas are of focus and how the tool can be approached for efficient and realistic use. The thesis is done in collaboration with the engineering consultancy firm WSP, and their management departments of infrastructure and construction. The research is based on theoretical information from literature, empirical findings from interviews regarding current project management from project managers, and analysis of sustainability reports and requirements from regions and WSP. The findings of the result are then presented by answering the questions of why, what, and how regarding the use of EPM, also discussing possible challenges. The conclusion is presented as a general guide for the civil engineering industry but also based on concrete information from the participating company to give concrete examples. Suggestions for future work for the industry is presented as well as further research areas that could give even more indepth insight.
Keywords: Environmental performance measurementsCivil Engineering, Construction, Environmental Sustainability, Sustainable Construction, Green Construction, Key Performance Indicators, Environmental Indicators, Environmental Management, Infrastructure, Urban Development, Project Performance;Civil engineering;Construction;Environmental sustainability;Sustainable construction;Green Construction;Key performance indicators;Environmental indicators;Environmental management;Infrastructure;Urban development;Project performance
Issue Date: 2022
Publisher: Chalmers tekniska högskola / Institutionen för arkitektur och samhällsbyggnadsteknik (ACE)
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12380/304530
Collection:Examensarbeten för masterexamen // Master Theses



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