Framework level standards

EN 15643-1:2010 Sustainability of construction works - Sustainability assessment of buildings - General framework


EN 15643-1 provides the general principles and requirements, expressed through a series of standards, for the assessment of buildings in terms of environmental, social and economic performance taking into account technical characteristics and functionality of a building. The assessment will quantify the contribution of the assessed construction works to sustainable construction and sustainable development.
The framework applies to all types of buildings and it is relevant for the assessment of the environmental, social and economic performance of new buildings over their entire life cycle, and of existing buildings over their remaining service life and end of life stage.

EN 15643-2 Sustainability of construction works - Assessment of buildings -Framework for the assessment of environmental performance


EN 15643-2 provides the specific principles and requirements for the assessment of environmental performance of buildings taking into account technical characteristics and functionality of a building. Assessment of environmental performance is one aspect of sustainability assessment of buildings under the general framework of EN 15643-1.
The framework applies to all types of buildings and it is relevant for the assessment of the environmental performance of new buildings over their entire life cycle, and of existing buildings over their remaining service life and end of life stage. In this series of standards, the environmental dimension of sustainability is limited to the assessment of environmental impacts and aspects of a building on the local, regional and global environment.

EN 15643-3 Sustainability of construction works - Assessment of buildings - Framework for the assessment of social performance


EN 15643-3 provides the specific principles and requirements for the assessment of social performance of buildings taking into account technical characteristics and functionality of a building. Assessment of social performance is one aspect of sustainability assessment of buildings under the general framework of EN 15643-1. The framework applies to all types of buildings, both new and existing, and it is relevant for the assessment of the social performance of new buildings over all stages of their life cycle, and of existing buildings to their end of life.

EN 15643-4 Sustainability of construction works. Assessment of buildings. Framework for the assessment of economic performance


EN 15643-4 provides specific principles and requirements for the assessment of economic performance of buildings taking into account technical characteristics and functionality of a building. Assessment of economical performance is one aspect of sustainability assessment of buildings under the general framework of EN 15643-1.
The framework applies to all types of buildings, and is relevant for the assessment of the economic performance of new buildings over their life cycle as well as existing buildings over their remaining service life