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Ambiente Construído

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CARVALHO, Michele Tereza Marques  and  SPOSTO, Rosa Maria. Methodology for evaluating the sustainability of social interest houses with focus on design. Ambient. constr. [online]. 2012, vol.12, n.1, pp. 207-225. ISSN 1678-8621.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1678-86212012000100014.

This paper presents a methodology called MASP-HIS, to be used in the analysis of the sustainability of social housing designs. The main motivation for this study was the need to establish sustainability indices for this type of construction, considering actions aimed at a more sustainable development of their production. A set of criteria was established to verify design sustainability requirements, taking into account environmental, socio-cultural and economic aspects. This methodology can be used to identify and solve critical elements of a design when the partial indices of sustainability are analyzed, and to map the design's sustainability at the site of its application. It is also applied in the verification of the evolution of the sustainability index over time. The methodology has been applied in two social housing projects located in the Midwest of Brazil. The results provide some evidences of the adequacy of the methodology.

Keywords : Sustainability; Social housing; Projects; Methodology.

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