Eco-efficient Construction and Building Materials
Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), Eco-Labelling and Case Studies
- Fernando Pacheco-Torgal, University of Minho, Portugal
- Luisa F. Cabeza, University of Lleida, Spain
- João Labrincha, University of Aveiro, Portugal
- Aldo Giuntini de Magalhaes, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil
Eco-efficient Construction and Building Materials reviews ways of assessing the environmental impact of construction and building materials. Part one discusses the application of life cycle assessment (LCA) methodology to building materials as well as eco-labeling. Part two includes case studies showing the application of LCA methodology to different types of building material, from cement and concrete to wood and adhesives used in building. Part three includes case studies applying LCA methodology to particular structures and components.
A comprehensive insight into all aspects of the life cycle assessment and eco-labelling of eco-efficient construction and building materials, and is an essential text for construction industry professionals, researchers, academics, post-graduate and under-graduate university students