The Environmental side of sustainability: using life cycle assessment to assess true performance

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ConferenceBuilding Science Insight 2006/07 - Sustainable Infrastructure: Techniques, Tools & Guidelines: 13 October 2006, 14 cities across Canada
Pages110; # of pages: 10
Subjectlife cycle assessment, environmental performance; Asset management
AbstractThe focus of this paper is on the environmental aspects of sustainability in relation to infrastructure. However, the word 'infrastructure' is one of those relatively vague terms that can refer to a wide range of facilities and systems required to support the functioning of society. Most often, we think in terms of public facilities provided by various levels of government or by regulated utilities, especially transportation, communications, water supply and sewerage treatment facilities. But infrastructure also encompasses schools, and a variety of light industrial (e.g., garages, workshops, and warehouses), institutional, and office buildings (e.g., courthouses and municipal offices).
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
NoteAussi disponible en français: L'aspect environnemental de la durabilité : l'analyse du cycle de vie pour l'évaluation de la performance réelle
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NRC number48691
NPARC number20377063
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