In Malaysia, there are a few numbers of frameworks and checklists in order to evaluate the sustainable performance
of buildings. In addition, most of these assessment frameworks or checklists focus on environmental sustainability disregarding
social and economic pillars. The research in social and economic sustainability in the construction industry is
pushing forward, albeit at a slow pace. In addition, the growing number of sustainable criteria in the literature highlights
the importance of a systematic framework for construction initiatives. This research aims to propose a comprehensive
framework based on three pillars of sustainability, and, additionally, to categorize them in a manner that is
applicable for all relevant stakeholders based on their level of involvement and needs. Finally, it identifies the relation
between each criterion and stage of the construction lifecycle with the assistance of an expert panel. This research produces
a framework that is useful for Malaysian construction stakeholders to reinforce their approach towards sustainability
through social and economic aspects that are currently underestimated in the construction industry.
Keywords: Environmental Sustainability, Social Sustainability, Economic Sustainability, Building Lifecycle, Construction
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