Wednesday, June 29, 2022
WHAT IS IT: The tool is a digital instrument providing for sustainability guidelines and assessments related to medium to large-scale construction projects, as: healthcare, educational facilities, and more. It combines qualitative and quantitative sustainability feedback and recommendations of the assessed project covering, among others: design recommendations, material choice, carbon emissions of materials and transport, hazard exposure and environmental threats, basic water management, energy performance including simple PV system dimensioning sheet, construction waste management, socio-cultural aspects, handover and maintenance support.
WHO SHOULD USE IT: The tool is designed for construction project managers, technical officers and chiefs of units of humanitarian organizations working on medium to large-scale construction projects, as well as for their local partners.
The tool does not require sustainability expertise to be used. It does require Engineering and/or Architectural background.
WHERE TO USE IT: The tool is intended for global use, with specific relevance for regions of interest for humanitarian operations, as conflict and crisis-affected sites. It combines worldwide-applicable feedback as well as location-informed analysis, for a more precise assessment.
HOW TO USE IT: You’ll need a laptop and internet connection to use the tool, which is accessible via any web browser.
CREDITS: The ICRC sustainable construction tool was commissioned by the ICRC Water and Habitat Unit, developed by ETH Zurich (Chair of Sustainable Construction) and Design to Production Gmbh in collaboration with EPFL (Building 2050 Group) and with the support of EcoInvent Database.
Participants will learn:
The tool is additionally to be considered as a capacity-building tool, conveying the following content:
The training will, in summary, provide access to the ICRC sustainable construction tool which facilitates targeting sustainable development in a holistic way, specifically addressing Goal11 sustainable cities and communities while also contributing to Goal 3, 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, and more