Methods, Impacts, and Opportunities in the Concrete Building Life Cycle
Author(s)Ochsendorf, John; Keith Norford, Leslie; Brown, Dorothy; Durschlag, Hannah; Hsu, Sophia Lisbeth; Love, Andrea; Santero, Nicholas; Swei, Omar; Webb, Amanda; Wildnauer, Margaret; ... Show more Show less
Life cycle assessment (LCA) offers a comprehensive approach to evaluating and improving the environmental impacts of buildings. This research explores and advances three key areas relevant to the field of buildings LCA: methodology, benchmarking, and impact reduction opportunities.
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Concrete, Construction, Buildings, Buildings LCA, Life Cycle Assessment, Building Life Cycle, Concrete Building
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Miller, T. Reed; Gregory, Jeremy; Kirchain, Randolph (2016-10-17)Guides, standards, product category rules, and environmental product declarations have emerged to evaluate environmental impacts within the buildings sector. These efforts have certainly moved the field forward, but as of ...