ENVIRONMENTAL CLASSIFICATION - PromisE
VTT develops environmental classification systems for
built environment and buildings.
PromisE is an Environmental Assessment and Classification
System for Residential, Office and
The systems were developed in cooperation with VTT,
practitioners, representatives of standardisation and building authorities.
The systems are used in the assessment of environmental performance of
buildings and for setting requirements for new buildings.
The PromisE system includes four main categories: Health
of users, consumption of natural resources, environmental loadings and
environmental risks. The system includes a five-stepped classification.
The value of an indicator has to be selected between the E-level, which
represents normal level, and the A-level, which represents excellent level.
The indicators and categories has been weighted in such a way that the
final result can be expressed in terms of one class (A, B, C, D or E). The
selection of weighting values for different categories and indicators took
place in working seminars in cooperation with different actors of building
The PromisE system has been developed for residential
buildings, office buildings and retail buildings. The assessment can be
made with help of an internet-based tool.
The following Table introduces the categories and
indicators included in the PromisE-system for new buildings. The table
also shows the weight of different categories and indicators.
PromisE system for new buildings
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