PSL Guidelines

The PSL sustainability issues and objectives which are explained in the Explanatory Notes of the PSL Guidelines  and detailed in the Information Sheets of the PSL Repertoire in order to help users complete the Monitoring Tables in an offline workbook or on the PPSL.online user's platform are as follows:

1. GOVERNANCE

1.1. OVERSIGHT

  1. Risk management
  2. Cross-cutting
  3. Innovation
  4. Strategies for choices: site, materials, multi-criteria decision analysis, etc.

1.2. STAKEHOLDER INVOLVEMENT

  1. The response to a local request
  2. Information, consultation and coordination
  3. Specific organisational aspects of the construction phase
  4. Staff and user awareness

1.3. TRANSPARENCY

  1. Implementation of monitoring
  2. Implementing certification
  3. Dedicated communications

2. SOCIAL/SOCIETY

2.1. HEALTH AND SAFETY

  1. Hygiene and air quality
  2. Other health risks (electromagnetic, laser light, etc)
  3. Safety: access and exits, operation, etc. by neighbours, users and others
  4. Ensuring security during maintenance

2.2. SOCIAL COHESION AND EMPLOYMENT

  1. Professional insertion and return to work
  2. Job creation
  3. Fighting exclusion; personal mobility
  4. Facilitating access to services (employment, education, etc.)
  5. Facilitating access by handicapped persons
  6. Displacement of population or activities
  7. Poverty alleviation

2.3. LIVING ENVIRONMENT

  1. Respect for the neighbours’ and users’ living environment
  2. Thermal comfort; climatic comfort
  3. Acoustic comfort
  4. Visual comfort
  5. Quality of the indoor and outdoor environments
  6. Integration into the site; integration into the landscape

2.4. CULTURAL DIVERSITY

  1. Enhancing the cultural identity
  2. Landscape quality
  3. Respect for the built heritage
  4. Respect for the natural heritage

3. ENVIRONMENT

3.1. BIODIVERSITY

  1. Preservation of natural habitats
  2. Maintaining ecological corridors
  3. Tackling light and sound pollution
  4. Supporting inherited species

3.2. CLIMATE CHANGE

  1. AControlling emissions from the works
  2. Controlling emissions from induced traffic
  3. Reducing the dependence on fossil fuel derived energy
  4. Adaptation to climate change

3.3. RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

  1. Controlling energy consumption
  2. Renewable energy use
  3. Controlling water consumption
  4. Controlling raw materials’ consumption
  5. Consideration of the life-cycle of materials

3.4. CONTROLLING EMMISSIONS

  1. Limiting air pollution
  2. Waste management (type, volume, separation, etc.)
  3. Protection of water tables, watercourses and soils
  4. Limiting hydraulic and hydrogeological impacts

4. ECONOMIC

4.1. SOCIO-ECONOMIC JUSTIFICATION

  1. Of the constructed works in the short tem
  2. Envisaged future of the works; capacity to evolve
  3. Serviceability
  4. Investment efficiency

4.2. ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

  1. Direct economic impacts
  2. Induced and indirect economic impacts
  3. Regional development
  4. Job creation
  5. Partnerships
  6. Synergies with other site developments
  7. Poverty alleviation

4.3. LIFE-CYCLE COSTING

  1. Simple evaluation (investment and operation and maintenance)
  2. Whole life-cycle costing (including external costs, dismantling and saved costs)
  3. Risk limitation costs