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An assessment method for environmental impact of concrete

Title: An assessment method for environmental impact of concrete
Author(s): K. Kawai, E. Tazawa
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: 334 - 339
Total Pages: 6
Nb references: 3
Language: English

Abstract: Although we have to promote recycling of wastes or by-products, it is dificult to do that as of now because more cost is needed in general to obtain a product from recycled resources than from virgin resources. In this study, a new method for assessing environmental impact of concrete is proposed in order to introduce environmental burdens into the concept of cost so that a product from recycled materials has higher cost-performance than that from virgin materials. The concepts of eco-value and eco-cost are defined in the paper.

Online publication: 2000-04-30
Publication type : full_text
Public price (Euros): 0.00
doi: 10.1617/235158029X.061

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