From the past development of test methods, analysis tools, and information models for sustainability assessment, a number of problems have arisen. The first of these problems is the lack of standards for sustainability assessment. Furthermore, the lack of standards has permitted researchers to emphasize aspects as they see fit. In addition, the traditional methodology of developing analysis tools per an emphasized aspect has created a problem when making decisions based on sustainability. The research project presented here will provide a structured approach in solving the current problems with sustainability assessment. These objectives will result in the development of new test methods and a new analysis tool for the quantification of sustainability. The objective for research project is to develop a general procedures and framework for sustainability assessment. A case study of wind farm sustainability assessment has been conducted to demonstrate the proposed procedures.
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