Partners: IVL, EFI, BOKU, FCBA
WP2 carries out a review and gap analysis of past sustainability assessments to identify improvements to make ToSIA a versatile tool for comparative assessments between wood-based and non-renewable value.
Gap analysis on methods (Month 1-11)
The Gap analysis includes the following three elements
- Literature study: In this part of the gap analysis, ToSIA is compared to other tools and methods for environmental, social and economic assessments. Relevant methods include Product Environmental Footprint (European Commission 2013) and the two approaches for LCSA (Klöpffer (2008) and Guinée et al. (2011)), general criteria for sustainability assessments (Sala et al. (2013)) and the 19 criteria for environmental and social sustainability for the built environment (ISO 2011). The review will discuss the environmental, social and economic indicators and calculation methods to be included in the tool, as preliminary input to WP3.
- Workshop: To increase the acceptance and relevance of the expanded version of ToSIA, a workshop on indicators and accounting needs will be organised for policy-makers and representatives for producers of construction materials, builders, housing companies, consumers, and non-governmental organisations. Open-Space Technology is a promising format for this purpose (Owen 1993; Ekvall & Ljungkvist 2014).
- Synthesis: The results from the literature study and workshop will influence what should and can realistically be included in the expanded version of ToSIA. The output will be a public report with recommendations from WP2 for further development of ToSIA method (WP3).
Milestones and Deliverables
M2.1 Preliminary input to WP3 from literature review (M3)
M2.2 Stakeholder workshop (M9)
D2.1 Report from stakeholder workshop (M10)
D2.2 Gap analysis of ToSIA with respect to sustainability analysis (M11)