This work discusses the impact of the life of buildings on sustainable development methods. The study of the lifespan of the building is used to assess and manage the environmental impacts associated with all the stages of a product's life, from raw material extraction through to repair, maintenance and 'end of life' scenarios. While several papers have discussed the
greenhouse gas emissions of buildings, less research has been done on how these are affected by the lifespan of the building. This book serves to highlight the pertinence of this factor and contributes to providing new ideas on efficiency within the life
cycle assessment of a structure.
Enriches understanding of the impact a building's greenhouse gas emissions can have on the environment over its lifetime
Provides a research based approach to cross-city and urban forms of sustainable development
Features analysis of the conditions under which the urban environment incorporates the rational management of increasingly scarce resources such as water and land