BS ISO 15392:2019 - Sustainability in buildings and civil engineering works. General principles

BS ISO 15392:2019

Sustainability in buildings and civil engineering works. General principles

Status : Current   Published : December 2019



This document identifies and establishes general principles for the contribution of buildings, civil engineering works and other types of construction works (hereinafter referred to collectively as construction works) to sustainable development. It is based on the concept of sustainable development as it applies to the life cycle of construction works, from inception to the end-of-life.

This document is applicable to new and existing construction works, individually and collectively, as well as to the materials, products, services and processes related to their life cycle. This document does not provide performance levels (benchmarks) that can serve as the basis for sustainability claims.


The principles established in this document are intended to be applied broadly in the context of construction works. Specific applications are the subject of other related documents.


Construction works are designed to meet numerous requirements, such as those expressed and established by authorities having jurisdiction. In some circumstances, it can be necessary to go beyond established requirements to contribute further to sustainable development.


In this document, unless explicitly stated, the term ‘ product(s)’ implies construction product ( 3.7) and the term ‘service(s)’ implies construction service ( 3.8).

This document is not intended to provide the basis for assessment of organizations or other stakeholders, but does acknowledge the importance of their role in the context of contributions to sustainable development by buildings, civil engineering works and other construction works.


More detailed discussions on social responsibility aspects, relative to organizations, can be found in ISO 26000 .

Standard NumberBS ISO 15392:2019
TitleSustainability in buildings and civil engineering works. General principles
Publication Date12 December 2019
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)ISO 6707-1, ISO 14050, ISO/TR 21932
Informative References(Provided for Information)ISO 16745-1, ISO 26000, ISO 14031, ISO 14040, ISO 9000, ISO/TS 12720, ISO 20887, ISO Guide 64, ISO 21931-2, ISO Guide 82, ISO 14025, ISO 21931-1, ISO/TS 21929-2, ISO 21678, ISO 21929-1, ISO 16745-2, ISO 14021, IEC 60812, ISO 15686, EN 15804:2012, ISO 14020:2000, ISO 21930:2017, ISO 14001:2015, BS 8887-2:2009
ReplacesBS ISO 15392:2008
International RelationshipsISO 15392:2019
Draft Superseded By18/30344256 DC
DescriptorsLife (durability), Environmental engineering, Construction works, Sustainability, Sustainable development, Economic development, Construction, Construction engineering works, Environmental management, Buildings
Title in FrenchDéveloppement durable dans les bâtiments et ouvrages de génie civil. Principes généraux
ISBN978 0 580 94773 5
File Size2.63 MB

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