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Environmental profiles of construction materials, components and buildings for the UK

Title: Environmental profiles of construction materials, components and buildings for the UK
Author(s): J. Anderson, S. Edwards, P. Kapoor, I. Dickie
Paper category : conference
Book title: International Symposium on Intergrated Life-Cycle Design of Materials and Structures
Editor(s): A. Sarja
Print-ISBN: 951-758-408-3
e-ISBN: 235158029X
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2000
Pages: 308 - 312
Total Pages: 5
Nb references: 4
Language: English

Abstract: A Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) methodology for construction products has been established with UK construction materials producers. The method provides "level-playing field" LCA for all types of construction materials. Environmental Profiles provide a consideration of materials as part of building elements, including maintenance and replacement. A software tool called ENVEST TM uses this data to analyse the whole building. This gives the impact of the structure and operational impacts of a design over a set lifetime, in UK Ecopoints. The use of Ecopoints for life cycle assessment results enables environmental issues to be integrated into life cycle design alongside financial costs.

Online publication: 2000-04-30
Publication type : full_text
Public price (Euros): 0.00
doi: 10.1617/235158029X.056