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.
|Title of host publication||Integrated Approach towards Sustainable Constructions|
|Subtitle of host publication||Summary Report of Cooperative Activities, COST Action C25: Sustainability of Constructions|
|Editors||L. Bragança, Heli Koukkari, R. Blok, H. Gervásio, M. Veljkovic, Z. Plewako, R. P. Borg|
|Place of Publication||Malta|
|Publisher||University of Malta|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|
|MoE publication type||D2 Article in professional manuals or guides or professional information systems or text book material|