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Inclusion of recycling in the assessment of buildings

Title: Inclusion of recycling in the assessment of buildings
Author(s): C. Thormark
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: 179 - 184
Total Pages: 6
Nb references: 16
Language: English

Abstract: Environmental assessment of buildings has become an increasing research field and the methodology of LCA is increasingly used. In case studies, the phase after demolition is mostly either excluded or handled in a rather limited way. However, in the design phase, the aspects of future recycling needs to be regarded and by that the phases after demolition. Inclusion of these aspects in the assessment of buildings implies both theoretical considerations and practical needs. This paper presents experiences from two studies focused on the potential for recycling and the benefits from recycling building materials. Potential use, possibilities and problems are discussed.

Online publication: 2000-04-30
Publication type : full_text
Public price (Euros): 0.00
doi: 10.1617/235158029X.032

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