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By Bjørn Berge

As either a training architect and a researcher, Berge introduces us authoritatively to concerns reminiscent of utilizing uncooked fabrics from renewable resources, and the chances of designing and production reusable construction fabrics. the choices to trendy development fabrics are defined and mentioned from an ecological perspective.

In a time whilst environmental labelling is turning into more and more renowned and the manufacturers of establishing fabrics are steered to be extra environmentally conscious, it really is evidently very important that we're accustomed to those alternatives.

Important matters mentioned during this ebook include:

Can uncooked fabrics from non-renewable assets get replaced with uncooked fabrics from commonly to be had or non-depletable sources?
Can environmentally pleasant chemical substances exchange environmentally harmful ones?
Can the makeup of creating fabrics be altered in order that person elements might be re-used?

A transparent interpretation of advanced existence Cycle research matters and very important assistance are given to specifiers faced with a plethora of manufacturers' environmental claims.

* achieve a finished realizing of ecology in building
* find out about replacement construction fabrics and the way to take advantage of them
* very important technological info lets you pu the information of sustainability into perform

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Hur miljöpolitiken förkortar våra liv, Uppsala 1988 HÄGG G, Allmän och oorganisk kemi, Stockholm 1984 HANSEN K et al, Miljøriktig prosjektering, Miljøstyrelsen, Copenhagen 1996 KOHLER N et al, Energi- und Stoffflussbilanzen von Gebäuden während ihrer Lebensdauer, EPFLLESO/ifib Universität Karlsruhe, Bern 1994 MATHISEN G, Varm framtid, Universitetsforlaget Oslo 1990 PLUM NM, Økologisk handbog, Christian Ejlers Forlag, København 1977 SUTER P et al, Ökoinventare für Energisysteme, ETH, Zürich 1993 WEIBEL T et al, Ökoinventare und Wirkungsbilanzen von Baumaterialen, ETH, Zürich 1995 This Page Intentionally Left Blank 3 Local production and the human ecological aspect There are basically three different ways of manufacturing a product: • It can be manufactured by the user, based on personal needs or on the local cultural heritage.

Development of re-usable structures or component design has not come very far. There are few quality control routines for re-usable products. Efficient re-use of materials or components demands simple or even standardized products. Very few products on the market today meet these requirements. In Germany there are as many as 300 000 products within the building industry, all with different design and composition. The re-use of materials always used to be a part of building practice. In many coastal areas older buildings have been constructed using a great deal of driftwood and parts of wrecked ships.

Sealed windows will also react. Changes in size which occur have the same effect as temperature changes. Humidity. Change of humidity effects deterioration by causing changes in volume and stress within the material. Increased humidity increases deterioration. This is why the manufacture of musical instruments such as pianos and violins can only take place in premises with a stable air moisture content. The same conditions should also be applied to other interiors to reduce the deterioration of cladding materials and improve cleaning.

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