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Infrastructure Sustainability and Design by Daniel Schodek, Stephen J. Ramos, Andreas Georgoulias, Spiro N. Pollalis

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The Zofnass Rating System for Infrastructure Sustainability and Decision Making

Andreas Georgoulias and Jill Allen

HARVARD UNIVERSITY GRADUATE SCHOOL OF DESIGN

Introduction and Overview

In recent years, “sustainability” has become a widely used term, and environmental design has become more prevalent and broadly implemented. This trend has been accompanied by a shift in design at the building scale. Environmental design and sustainable buildings have become commonplace, and some cities require new construction to surpass a specified sustainability baseline. Sustainability rating systems such as LEED® have played a significant role in this process, educating citizens, providing a means to quantify sustainability at the building scale, and ...

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