By Fernando Pacheco-Torgal
Eco-efficient development and development fabrics studies methods of assessing the environmental influence of development and development fabrics. half one discusses the applying of lifestyles cycle evaluation (LCA) method to construction fabrics in addition to eco-labelling. half comprises case reports exhibiting the appliance of LCA method to kinds of construction fabric, from cement and urban to wooden and adhesives utilized in development. half 3 comprises case reviews making use of LCA technique to specific constructions and parts.
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Eco-efficient construction and building materials: Life cycle assessment (LCA), eco-labelling and case studies by Fernando Pacheco-Torgal