Assessing the total environmental performance of buildings a simple method gases.. by Elli-Eleni Evegeniou

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Published by University of East London in London .

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Thesis (MSc.Arch.AEES.) University of East London, 1998.

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This note deals with the methods and tools for assessing the environmental performance of a building design in the early design phase of a building project.

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Multiple well-known authors share their expertise in order to give a broad perspective of this issue from a chemical and environmental engineering perspective.

With the increasing importance accorded to environmental performance of buildings, the goal of this master thesis is to study the Dutch assessment method for evaluating the environmental impact caused by the material of an office building project with the Dutch version of the.

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This Technical Report (TR) has been developed by CEN/TC /WG 1 and WG 3 to provide a clear and structured view on the relevance, robustness and applicability of a predefined set of additional impact categories and related indicators for the assessment of the environmental performance of construction works, construction products and building.

(USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED™) green building certification rating systems. All projects are encouraged to pursue aggressive levels of energy efficiency and sustainable design using recognized performance standards as design minimums.

Additional requirements apply to lab and data center projects. ISO (en) methods of assessment of the environmental performance of buildings need to refer to limited criteria and seek a balance between rigour and practicality.

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