Memorias de investigación
Research Publications in journals:
Comparative Life Cycle Assessment of the Conventional Façade SOS Natura and the Natural Water Tank Façade
Year:2015

Research Areas
  • Natural sciences and health sciences,
  • Engineering,
  • Environmental impact,
  • Architecture

Information
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.
International
Si
JCR
Si
Title
Construction And Building Materials
ISBN
0950-0618
Impact factor JCR
2,265
Impact info
Datos JCR del año 2013
Volume
Journal number
From page
1
To page
12
Month
SIN MES
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Participants

Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Técnicas Innovadoras y Sostenibles en la Edificación
  • Departamento: Construcción y Tecnología Arquitectónicas