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.
Public and private bodies related to the construction sector: Municipalities and departments working with construction activities and sustainable infrastructure, construction companies, consultants, associations and councils; Architects; Civil engineers; Mechanical engineers; Environmental consultants; Materials scientists; Researchers and academics in the fields of civil and structural engineering, environmental engineering, and environmental management