publication . Article . 2015

Sustainability of earth building materials - Environmental product declarations as an instrument of competition in building material industry

Schroeder, Horst; Lemke, Manfred;
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  • Published: 29 Dec 2015 Journal: Vitruvio: International Journal of Architectural Technology and Sustainability (issn: 2444-9091, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Universidad Politécnica de Valencia
  • Country: Spain
[EN] The evaluation of the building process in terms of their environmental impact in all life cycle phases of a building leads to the key principle of sustainable building: the analysis of the life cycle of the materials used in a building. The goal of this analysis is to reduce waste and keep the environmental impact as low as possible by “closing” the cycle. During an inventory, the entire life cycle is assessed. This includes the sourcing and extracting of the raw material, the use of the raw material to produce building products, elements and structures, the use in finished buildings including emission of pollutants, decay and maintenance, and, finally, the...
free text keywords: Sustainability, Environmental impact, Building material industry, Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering, TD1-1066, Architectural engineering. Structural engineering of buildings, TH845-895
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