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Life cycle assessment of construction materials and building in Germany



Title: Life cycle assessment of construction materials and building in Germany
Author(s): H. W. Reinhardt, J. Kümmel
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: 340 - 344
Total Pages: 5
Nb references: 8
Language: English


Abstract: Architects and civil engineers have had a lot of experience - more or less for a very long time - in planning, designing and execution of structures. In contrast to that there is still no instrument or objective foundation to consider right from the beginning environmental aspects in the planning process. There are several LCA of buildings in Germany but generally it is not possible to compare them. This situation led the lnstitute of Polymer Testing and the lnstitute of Construction Materials, University of Stuttgart (Germany) to initiate a research work. One goal of the research project was the creation of a data base for the manufacturing of the most important building materials and components under comparable boundary conditions. Another important goal was the development of a system and a methodology for LCA of buildings based on building components and a simulation of the utilisation phase. Some results of the project are presented in this paper.


Online publication: 2000-04-30
Classification: LIFE-CYCLE ASSESMENT
Publication type : full_text
Public price (Euros): 0.00
doi: 10.1617/235158029X.062