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Construction ecology and metabolism

Title: Construction ecology and metabolism
Author(s): C. J. Kiberf
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: 26 - 30
Total Pages: 5
Nb references: 10
Language: English

Abstract: Far more than any other single activity, the construction and operation of the built environment devastates natural systems. Building operation and construction consume large quantities of materials and energy and contribute significant solid, liquid, and gaseous emissions to the local and global environment. A new worldwide movement appeared in the 1990's to attempt to 'greenJ construction, but it has been stymied by the absence of a coherent philosophy for guiding forward-thinking building owners and industry professionals.
An emerging concept called Construction Ecology is attempting to provide the strong technical and philosophical underpinnings the green building movement badly needs to help construction change course.

Online publication: 2000-04-30
Publication type : full_text
Public price (Euros): 0.00
doi: 10.1617/235158029X.006

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