Overview on eco-efficiency of constructions

Milan Veljkovic, Heli Koukkari, Ruben Paul Borg, Valeriu Stoian, Zbignew Plewako

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Abstract

The pathway to sustainable development requires an eco-efficiency step in the built environment that reduce impacts and costs during the entire life-cycle of the built assets. This eco-efficiency step was recognized also in the Agenda 21 on Sustainable Construction as a parallel change option to totally new approaches. In the COST Action C25, the concept of eco-efficient construction has been studied from several points of views and at several levels. Recycling and reuse of materials and products are means to reduce extraction of raw materials but also open possibilities to save energy in manufacture and supply chains. A topical issue of saving energy in buildings and the entire building stock is dealt with in research that covers advanced materials and technologies. Research methods have included up-to-date sophisticated modelling and simulation tools.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIntegrated Approach towards Sustainable Constructions
Subtitle of host publicationSummary Report of Cooperative Activities, COST Action C25: Sustainability of Constructions
EditorsL. Bragança, Heli Koukkari, R. Blok, H. Gervásio, M. Veljkovic, Z. Plewako, R. P. Borg
Place of PublicationMalta
PublisherUniversity of Malta
Chapter5.1
Pages177-188
VolumeI
ISBN (Print)978-99957-816-1-3
Publication statusPublished - 2011
MoE publication typeD2 Article in professional manuals or guides or professional information systems or text book material

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sustainable development
recycling
life cycle
cost
modeling
simulation
energy
product
energy saving
reuse of materials
built environment
raw material
material

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Veljkovic, M., Koukkari, H., Borg, R. P., Stoian, V., & Plewako, Z. (2011). Overview on eco-efficiency of constructions. In L. Bragança, H. Koukkari, R. Blok, H. Gervásio, M. Veljkovic, Z. Plewako, & R. P. Borg (Eds.), Integrated Approach towards Sustainable Constructions: Summary Report of Cooperative Activities, COST Action C25: Sustainability of Constructions (Vol. I, pp. 177-188). Malta: University of Malta.
Veljkovic, Milan ; Koukkari, Heli ; Borg, Ruben Paul ; Stoian, Valeriu ; Plewako, Zbignew. / Overview on eco-efficiency of constructions. Integrated Approach towards Sustainable Constructions: Summary Report of Cooperative Activities, COST Action C25: Sustainability of Constructions. editor / L. Bragança ; Heli Koukkari ; R. Blok ; H. Gervásio ; M. Veljkovic ; Z. Plewako ; R. P. Borg. Vol. I Malta : University of Malta, 2011. pp. 177-188
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Veljkovic, M, Koukkari, H, Borg, RP, Stoian, V & Plewako, Z 2011, Overview on eco-efficiency of constructions. in L Bragança, H Koukkari, R Blok, H Gervásio, M Veljkovic, Z Plewako & RP Borg (eds), Integrated Approach towards Sustainable Constructions: Summary Report of Cooperative Activities, COST Action C25: Sustainability of Constructions. vol. I, University of Malta, Malta, pp. 177-188.

Overview on eco-efficiency of constructions. / Veljkovic, Milan; Koukkari, Heli; Borg, Ruben Paul; Stoian, Valeriu; Plewako, Zbignew.

Integrated Approach towards Sustainable Constructions: Summary Report of Cooperative Activities, COST Action C25: Sustainability of Constructions. ed. / L. Bragança; Heli Koukkari; R. Blok; H. Gervásio; M. Veljkovic; Z. Plewako; R. P. Borg. Vol. I Malta : University of Malta, 2011. p. 177-188.

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Veljkovic M, Koukkari H, Borg RP, Stoian V, Plewako Z. Overview on eco-efficiency of constructions. In Bragança L, Koukkari H, Blok R, Gervásio H, Veljkovic M, Plewako Z, Borg RP, editors, Integrated Approach towards Sustainable Constructions: Summary Report of Cooperative Activities, COST Action C25: Sustainability of Constructions. Vol. I. Malta: University of Malta. 2011. p. 177-188