<<16Subject: energy, materials, water, mobility, soilChallenge: health,diversity, climate change, scarcityScale: biosphere, region, district, building, product, molecularDimensionsBalance between the various dimensions and how we deal with them.Royal Haskoning has developed its own approach for the assessment of sustainability projects. This looks at sustainability from various dimensions: scales, subjects and challenges.
17>>VALUESChallenges, solutions, ambitionsApplication ToolsEcologyEconomyFairnessAspectsNatureBiodiversityHealth and safetyClimate changeScarcityCosts/benefitsNew terminologyCorporate social responsibilityTrans- parencyEnergyProblemsSO2 / Acid rainNOx/PMCO2/GHGFossil fuelPay-back timeTotal cost of ownershipLife-cycle costsDirect and indirect costs & benefits"Net positive"Net energy positive buildingsSmart SolutionsgridsSolar energy, wind, environment, geothermal energy & biomassMaterialsProblemsExposure to waste*Exposure to air qualityGHGNatural material"Recycled"Safe recycled materialsLeasing of materialsSolutionsNon-PBT, non-CMR, from downcycling to upcycling, materials based upon biomassEco systemsProblemsContaminated waterGMOsAdaptation, erosionPhosphate,regeneration,agriculture"Green"Positive contribution to ecosystemEcotaxSolutionsClosed biocycles, vegetarian strategies, management of organic soil materialWaterProblemsContaminated waterContaminated waterFloodingFresh water, drought"Clean"Cleaner discharge than intakeWater footprintSolutionsAlgae, zeolites, membrane technology, nutrition regeneration, natural water storage, decentralised sanitationHuman capitalProblemsLoss & degradation, contaminationAllergies, infectionsAdaptationFood security"Health"Beneficial strengtheningFairtradeSolutionsHealth programmes, (industrial) hygiene programmes, microcredits, food programmes*) Toxic, carcinogenic or mutagenic Challenges / solutions / ambitions and checking model, 15 April 2010Sustainability playing fieldA sustainability matrix is then developed from the three dimensions. This matrix helps with the discussion about the value of sustainability. It makes the connection between ambitions and the assessment framework of the various aspects for you the client. Then we check your project against the values of ecology, economy and fairness. Using this model your ambitions can be discussed and answers sought for these challenges according to the Cradle to Cradle® principle. The model can be adapted to every situation and applied to various scales.