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Building Lifecycle and Sustainable Development

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With regard to the three elements of sustainable development - economic growth, social progress and effective protection of the environment - the construction industry importance cannot be disregarded in this context. To do so, it is essential to include the life cycle assessment perspective in the quest for sustainability, considering three basic principles: resource management, life cycle design, and human and environmental design (Sev 2009).

Introduction

Considering the impacts that civil construction industry may cause on the environment, it is necessary to choose sustainable materials to carry out the constructions, since natural resources must be considered as finite and the amount of waste generated is concerning.

In terms of sustainability, it is also important to consider issues such as changes in climate and temperature, and the proposal to make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable, ensuring access to adequate housing for all....

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de Campos, T.N., Machado, M.K., Vernalha, E.B.R. (2019). Building Lifecycle and Sustainable Development. In: Leal Filho, W. (eds) Encyclopedia of Sustainability in Higher Education. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-63951-2_119-1

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