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      PREDICTING ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCE OF CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS BY USING LEAST-SQUARES FITTING METHOD AND ROBUST METHOD

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          Abstract

          Recently, an Environmental Management System (EMS) has been used to promote effective environmental protection. Environmental Performance Assessment (EPA) is a critical tool of the EMS in checking, reviewing, monitoring and evaluating environmental performance of organizations. To implement EPA, the relations between Environmental Operational Indicators (EOIs) used in EPA and Environmental Performance Indicators (EPIs) are required, which, however, are lacking in the construction industry. This paper attempts to develop a series of EOIs and EPIs of individual construction projects for EPA and to measure their relations by using least-squares fitting and robust fitting methods. The results show that the defined EOIs correlate strongly with EPIs. Therefore, EPA can be used to identify areas for continuous improvement, and also can provide an early indication of the environmental performance for an organization.

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                Author and article information

                Journal
                jgrb
                Journal of Green Building
                College Publishing
                1552-6100
                1943-4618
                1943-4618
                Winter 2007
                : 2
                : 1
                : 143-155
                Author notes

                1.Griffith School of Engineering, Gold Coast Campus, Griffith University, PMB50 Gold Coast Mail Centre, QLD 9726, Australia. Email: v.tam@ 123456griffith.edu.au . Fax: (61)7-5552-8065; Tel: (61)7-5552-9278. Both authors contribute equally.

                2.Griffith School of Engineering, Gold Coast Campus, Griffith University.

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                jgb.2.1.143
                10.3992/jgb.2.1.143
                ©2007 by College Publishing. All rights reserved.

                Volumes 1-7 of JOGB are open access and do not require permission for use, though proper citation should be given. To view the licenses, visit https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/

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                Pages: 13
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                RESEARCH ARTICLES

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