Sustainability assessment studies of recreational buildings

Saulius Raslanas, Andrius Stasiukynas, Edita Jurgelaityte

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Sustainability Assessment Systems (SAS) quantify the value of sustainability the buildings have become popular not only in planning a sustainable real estate development, but also in scientific research. The main weakness of these tools is a lack of financial aspects, such as Building life-cycle cost analysis (LCC); inflexibility, complexity, unsound weights of the system and natural resources and environmental evaluation criteria dominance over the social and economic problems. Given this background, recommended Lithuania's recreational building sustainability assessment system is a modified BREEAM system which is complemented with social and economic criteria. Their importance is determined using analytic hierarchy process (AHP) method. Estimated Druskininkai "Snow Arena" sustainability's value according to the modified system is 66.54%, which equals "very good" result. According to BREEAM New Construction 2011 scheme 57.80% score was reached, which also corresponded to "very good" rating. The higher rating in the modified system was due to increased social and economic criteria weights, as well as the fact that the arena well satisfied these criteria.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProcedia Engineering
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event11th International Scientific Conference on Modern Building Materials, Structures and Techniques, MBMST 2013 - Vilnius, Lithuania
Duration: May 16 2013May 17 2013


Other11th International Scientific Conference on Modern Building Materials, Structures and Techniques, MBMST 2013



  • Druskininkai Snow Arena
  • Modified BREEAM system
  • Recreational buildings
  • Sustainability Assessment System (SAS)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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Raslanas, S., Stasiukynas, A., & Jurgelaityte, E. (2013). Sustainability assessment studies of recreational buildings. In Procedia Engineering (Vol. 57, pp. 929-937)