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Research Article

Life-Cycle-Based Multicriteria Sustainability Evaluation of Industrial Parks: A Case Study in China

Table 1

Sustainability evaluation indicators in the multicriteria scheme.


Greenhouse gas emission densitykg CO2 eq/m2The greenhouse gas emission in the construction phase divided by construction area.
Environmental ConstructionThe greening rate%The proportion of green land to the total construction area of industrial parks.
OperationGreenhouse gas emission intensitykg CO2 eq/$The greenhouse gas emission in the operation phase divided by economic output.
DismantlingGreenhouse gas emission removal rate%The greenhouse gas emission avoided by material recycling divided by total greenhouse gas emission in the construction and operation stages.

ConstructionEnergy densityJ/m2Energy consumption per construction area in the construction phase.
ResourceWater recycling rate%The proportion of reused water to total water consumption.
OperationEnergy intensityJ/$Energy consumption per economic output in the operation phase.
DismantlingEnergy reduction rate%Energy recycled in the dismantling phase divided by total embodied energy consumption.

EconomicConstructionInvestment per area$/m2All expenses that support the construction of the industrial parks per built-up area.
OperationEconomic output per area$/m2Economic output produced by settled enterprises per m2.