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1 online resource (641 pages).
  • Introduction to the environmental impact of construction and building materials. Part 1 Life cycle assessment (LCA), eco-labelling and procurement: Mineral resource depletion assessment-- LCA of sustainable building materials: An overview-- LCA of the building sector: strengths and weaknesses-- Using LCA methodology to develop eco-labels for construction and building materials-- The EU Ecolabel scheme and its application to construction and building materials-- Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) labelling of construction and building materials-- Shortcomings of eco-labelling of construction and building materials-- Green public procurement (GPP) of construction and building materials. Part 2 Assessing the environmental impact of construction and building materials: Assessing the environmental impact of conventional and �green� cement production-- LCA of concrete made using recycled concrete or natural aggregates-- LCA of building thermal insulation materials-- LCA of phase change materials (PCMs) used in buildings-- LCA of wood-based building materials-- The environmental impact of adhesives-- LCA of road pavement materials. Part 3 Assessing the environmental impact of particular types of structure: Comparing the environmental impact of reinforced concrete and wooden structures-- Assessing the sustainability of prefabricated buildings-- LCA of green facades and living wall systems-- Assessing the environmental and economic impacts of cladding systems for green buildings-- LCA of windows and window materials-- LCA of ultra-high performance concrete (UHPC) structures-- LCA of fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) composites in civil applications.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780857097729 20160618
Determining the life cycle of eco-efficient construction materials is of critical importance to professionals in the construction industry. Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is an assessment of the environmental impacts of a given material from cradle to grave. This book provides a thorough overview of the LCA and eco-labelling of eco-efficient construction and building materials. Part one of the book provides an introduction to the environmental impact of construction and building materials, LCA, eco-labelling and procurement. Topics covered in this section include mineral resource depletion assessment, LCA of sustainable building materials, the strengths and weaknesses of LCA in the building sector, describes the use of LCA methodology in developing eco-labels for construction and building materials, outlines the EU Ecolabel scheme, and the Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) labelling of construction and building materials. This part also provides an overview of the shortcomings of eco-labelling of construction and building materials, and the green public procurement (GPP) of construction and building materials. Part two assesses the environmental impact of construction and building materials. This section analyses the environmental impact of conventional and 'green' cement production, describes the LCA of concrete made using recycled concrete or natural aggregates, the LCA of building thermal insulation materials, phase change materials (PCMs), road pavement materials and wood-based building materials, and discusses the environmental impact of adhesives. Part three of the book assesses the environmental impact of particular types of structure. This section includes a comparison of the environmental impact of reinforced concrete and wooden structures, assesses the sustainability of prefabricated buildings, the LCA of green facades and living wall systems, and the environmental and economic impacts of cladding systems for green buildings. This section also covers the LCA of windows and window materials, ultra high performance concrete (UHPC) structures, and the LCA of fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) composites in civil applications. Eco-efficient construction and building materials provides a comprehensive insight into all aspects of the life cycle assessment and eco-labelling of eco-efficient construction and building materials, and is an essential text for construction industry professionals, researchers, academics, post-graduate and under-graduate university students.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780857097729 20160618
Eco-efficient Construction and Building Materials reviews ways of assessing the environmental impact of construction and building materials. Part one discusses the application of life cycle assessment (LCA) methodology to building materials as well as eco-labeling. Part two includes case studies showing the application of LCA methodology to different types of building material, from cement and concrete to wood and adhesives used in building. Part three includes case studies applying LCA methodology to particular structures and components. * Reviews ways of assessing the environmental impact of construction and building materials* Provides a thorough overview, including strengths and shortcomings, of the life cycle assessment (LCA) and eco-labeling of eco-efficient construction and building materials* Includes case studies showing the application of LCA methodology to different types of building material, from cement and concrete to wood and adhesives used in building.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780857097675 20160618

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