Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Environmental Impacts Of Building Construction

From Science Daily, February 18th, 2009

A team of researchers from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) has developed a method that makes it possible to evaluate the environmental impacts caused during the construction of buildings in advance. Before beginning the works, with just the project data, the new method makes it possible to predict up to 37 environmental impacts (including emissions into the air, water spills, waste generation, soil pollution, resource consumption, local impacts, impacts associated with transportation, effects on biodiversity and emergency situations and incidents). This information, according to the creators, could help improve environmental management in the construction processes.

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