publication . Article . 2011

Approach to the use of global indicators for the assessment of the environmental level of construction products

M.V. Montes;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Dec 2011 Journal: The Open Construction and Building Technology Journal, volume 5, pages 141-148 (issn: 1874-8368, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Bentham Science Publishers Ltd.
  • Country: Spain
The European construction industry is supposed to consume the 40% of the natural European resources and to generate the 40% of the European solid waste. Conscious of the great damage being suffered by the environment because of construction activity, this work tries to provide the building actors with a new tool to improve the current situation. The tool proposed is a model for the comprehensive evaluation of construction products by determining their environmental level. In this research, the environmental level of a construction product has been defined as its quality of accomplishing the construction requirements needed by causing the minimum ecological impac...
free text keywords: Building and Construction, Medio Ambiente, Ingeniería Civil y de la Construcción
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