With the SDG Measure tool, NIRAS can help you figure out how to build in a more sustainable manner.
The tool can measure all possible parameters and find out how, for example, solar cells, wood or recyclable materials affect the sustainability of the building.
With the tool, we help you translate world goals into the context of your construction and make sustainability measurable.
According to NIRAS' sustainability specialists in construction, 11 of the 17 global goals can be related to construction projects, and the specialists recommend prioritizing the three to five goals, which can have the greatest positive impact on the building's sustainability goals.
Construction life cycle
SDG Measure relates to the entire construction life cycle. This includes all processes from extracting materials to planning, executing and operating, and in addition what will happen to the construction when it has completed its life circle.
With SDG Measure, you can measure at which the stage of the construction or of the building's life circle that the individual SDG will be met.
Is it in relation to energy consumption and indoor climate? Or when the building has terminated its life circle? All phases - even after the building has terminated its function - can be relevant to the SDGs if you have planned how to recycle materials or degrade them in a sustainable way.
NIRAS brings the Global Goals down to eye level (link to article in Danish in DAGENS BYGGERI)