Life Cycle Assessment into Green Building Certification Systems

Life Cycle Assessment into Green Building Certification Systems

Alfonso Redondo de la Mata

Following the life-cycle approaches in building industry what my first post was about as well as my area of interest; this post will be dealing about Green Building Certification Systems (GBCS) and their own individual criteria concerning the life-cycle criteria for each one.

Altohugh the main GBCS are LEED-USA, BREEAM-UK, DGNB-Germany, HQE-France and VERDE-Spain, this post will focus on LEED, BREEAM and DGNB due to their development and extended use even in Spain (LEED, BREEAM) at the expense of its own VERDE certification system. read more

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Introduction to sustainable and life-cycle approaches in the Construction industry

Introduction to sustainable and life-cycle approaches in the Construction industry

Currently, there is an increasing awareness towards environment issues of sustainability on the activities developed on a daily basis without matter the scale or application. This idea may be extended to the specific case of Architecture, as well as Construction sector. That is mainly done by the usage of concepts considering energy aspects such as the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energies that are the so-called future of the construction industry.

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