publication . Other literature type . Article . 2013

An Environmental Impact Causal Model for improving the environmental performance of construction processes

Fuertes Casals, Alba; Casals Casanova, Miquel; Gangolells Solanellas, Marta; Forcada Matheu, Núria; Macarulla Martí, Marcel; Roca Ramon, Xavier;
  • Published: 01 Aug 2013
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
  • Country: Spain
Abstract
Despite the increasing efforts made by the construction sector to reduce the environmental impact of their processes, construction sites are still a major source of pollution and adverse impacts on the environment. This paper aims to improve the understanding of construction-related environmental impacts by identifying on-site causal factors and associated immediate circumstances during construc- tion processes for residential building projects. Based on the literature and focus group fi ndings, we have developed a construction-related Environmental Impact Causal Model consisting of a process-oriented causal network of thirty-nine environmental impacts, forty- f...
Subjects
free text keywords: :Edificació::Impacte ambiental [Àrees temàtiques de la UPC], :Edificació::Construcció sostenible [Àrees temàtiques de la UPC], Building--Environmental aspects, Environmental management, Environmental impact, Construction, Construction industry, Construcció -- Aspectes ambientals, Sistemes de gestió mediambiental, Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment, Strategy and Management, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, General Environmental Science, Focus group, Environmental resource management, business.industry, business, Environmental management system, Economics, Pollution, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Environmental impact assessment, Causal model
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