Eco-efficiency emphasizes two dimensions of sustainable development - economy and environment - and pays less attention to social and cultural issues. Its merit is the focus to dematerialization of the economic growth. The World Business Council for Sustainable Developed which formulated the concept of eco-efficiency has prepared a tool box for identification and understanding of various methods and their applicability. This practical and educational material is a good background for searching of appropriate methods in various phases of product and process development in the construction sector, too.
|Title of host publication||Sustainable Construction - A Life Cycle Approach in Engineering, International Training School|
|Editors||Luis Bragança, Heli Koukkari, Ruben Paul Borg, Milan Veljkovic|
|Place of Publication||Malta|
|Publication status||Published - 2010|
|MoE publication type||D2 Article in professional manuals or guides or professional information systems or text book material|
|Event||COST Action C25 International Training School: Sustainable Construction - A Life Cycle Approach in Engineering - University of Malta, Valletta, Malta|
Duration: 26 Jul 2010 → 1 Aug 2010
|Course||COST Action C25 International Training School|
|Period||26/07/10 → 1/08/10|
- built environment
- integrated approach
Koukkari, H. (2010). Eco-efficient structures. In L. Bragança, H. Koukkari, R. P. Borg, & M. Veljkovic (Eds.), Sustainable Construction - A Life Cycle Approach in Engineering, International Training School (pp. 151-182).