The graph below displays the logical process for conducting this research. The methodology is made up of four phases, which in their turn are subdivided in a set of tasks.




Areas to be investigated

The table below displays the areas to be investigated in this research. This task intends to gather the contributions from both academic literature and practical experience that might be useful for this research.


Academic Research work Key researches, peer-review journals




Industry and practice side

European Commission guidelines, communications and directives
Design standards and design practices
Sustainability Rating Systems
Methodologies, models, frameworks and appraisal