Lifetime Environmental Impact of Buildings

by Hassan Ait Haddou & Marc Méquignon
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Publisher: Springer International Publishing

Series: SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology

Publication Date: December 29, 2015

ISBN: 9783319066417

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This work discusses the impact of the life of buildings on  sustainable development methods. The study of the lifespan of the building is used to assess and manage the environmental impacts associated with all the stages of a product's life, from raw material extraction through to repair, maintenance and   'end of life' scenarios. While several papers have discussed the
greenhouse gas emissions of buildings, less research has been done on how these are affected by the lifespan of the building. This book serves to highlight the pertinence of this factor and contributes to providing new ideas on efficiency within the life
cycle assessment of a structure.