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Recycling and reuse of building components in the housing sector; environmental potential, possibilities and conditions



Title: Recycling and reuse of building components in the housing sector; environmental potential, possibilities and conditions
Author(s): K. Blaauw
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: 372 - 376
Total Pages: 5
Nb references: 9
Language: English


Abstract: Sustainable development in housing requires a substantial decrease in al1 environmental effects associated with the construction, use, maintenance, renewal, and finally demolition of dwellings. High level recycling and reuse are essential elements of any strategy designed to reduce environmental impact. In principle, many building parts are suitable for reuse; in practice, implementation lags far behind. Different obstacles have been identified which can influence wider application, including financial, logistical, juridical, cultural and technical aspects.


Online publication: 2000-04-30
Classification: DURABlLlTY DESIGN AND PREDICTION MODELS FOR LIFE-CYCLE PERFORMANCE
Publication type : full_text
Public price (Euros): 0.00
doi: 10.1617/235158029X.068