Comparative Life Cycle Assessment of the Conventional Façade SOS Natura and the Natural Water Tank Façade

Carabaño Rodríguez, Rocío and Bedoya Frutos, Cesar and Ruiz Amador, Diego and Pastor Navarro, Regina (2016). Comparative Life Cycle Assessment of the Conventional Façade SOS Natura and the Natural Water Tank Façade. "Construction And Building Materials" (n. 105); pp. 563-571. ISSN 0950-0618. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2015.12.155.

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Title: Comparative Life Cycle Assessment of the Conventional Façade SOS Natura and the Natural Water Tank Façade
Author/s:
  • Carabaño Rodríguez, Rocío
  • Bedoya Frutos, Cesar
  • Ruiz Amador, Diego
  • Pastor Navarro, Regina
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Construction And Building Materials
Date: 15 February 2016
ISSN: 0950-0618
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Building materials; Life Cycle Assessment; CML 2001; Eco-indicator 99; Conventional Façade; Natural Water Tank Façade; Ecodesign
Faculty: E.T.S. Arquitectura (UPM)
Department: Construcción y Tecnología Arquitectónica
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

The construction industry produces great environmental impacts to the planet. In order to tackle this problem, the European Union has put into effect Regulation No 305/2011, which compels the construction products manufacturers to carry out environmental performance studies of these products and thus make public the impact they cause on the environment. The aim of this research is to make known the environmental impacts of the SOS Natura Conventional Façade (CF) solution, obtained within the research project "SOS Natura, Vegetal Architectural Solutions" developed by the Department of Construction and Technology in Architecture of the School of Architecture of the Technical University of Madrid (Spain). In addition, we report an environmental comparative with the Natural Water Tank Façade (NWTF), studied previously by the same work group and included in the same research project.We present as well an uncertainty analysis for both façades. Following the study conducted we conclude that the NWTF profile has a slightly better environmental behaviour when compared to the CF profile for the entire life cycle in most of the impact categories analysed in this study. However it should also be noted that, in detail and at stage level, the NWTF presents a higher environmental impact than the CF.

Funding Projects

TypeCodeAcronymLeaderTitle
Government of SpainIPT-380000-2010-13INNPACTOUnspecifiedUnspecified

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Item ID: 41247
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/41247/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:41247
DOI: 10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2015.12.155
Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2015.12.155
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 24 Jun 2016 10:46
Last Modified: 14 Mar 2019 16:51
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