bifa-Text No. 62: Ecoefficiency analysis of photovoltaic modules / english version
© bifa Umweltinstitut GmbH (2/2014)
The study by the bifa environmental institute describes a future-orientated view of the ecological and economic effects of photovoltaic (PV) systems along their whole life cycle.

Optimization and Designing of Modern Waste-to-Energy Plants
© TK Verlag - Fachverlag für Kreislaufwirtschaft (10/2012)
About 400 waste incineration boilers with a total incineration capacity of approx. 45,000 tons of waste per hour exist in Germany today. Germany is well provided with waste-to-energy plants, there is no demand for further Expansion currently. The same applies to RDF-(refuse-derived-fuel) plants: the incineration capacity to utilize RDF is sufficient for its production in Germany.

A Turbo for the Base Load, Blower for the Peak Load
© DIV Deutscher Industrieverlag GmbH (9/2012)
Process Air Generation in the Sewage Treatment Plant Bremervörde with Highest Energy Efficiency

How Construction Standards Can Reduce Carbon Emissions: An African Case Study
© Lexxion Verlagsgesellschaft mbH (12/2010)
Building techniques typically employ cement, a material with high embedded carbon. Rammed Earth, a traditional building material, has a far lower carbon impact. In the search for sustainable development across the developed and developing world, building techniques have an important role to play.

Warming Up to Climate Action
© Lexxion Verlagsgesellschaft mbH (6/2010)
A Survey of GHG Mitigation through Building Energy Efficiency in City Climate Action Plans

Construction with Plastic Bottles and Debris
© Eigenbeiträge der Autoren (4/2010)
The ECO-TEC method, a system where individuals and families learn by working together to form a structure that will be of benefit to the community, utilizes non-­returnable PET bottles as bricks, filling them with soil, gravel, plastic trash, or other materials from the site. The PET bottle bricks are linked together to form a coherent structure.

New technologies opposing urban sustainability
© Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (6/2009)
In the last two decades or so, a series of new technological developments has strongly affected everyday life of individuals in developed regions of the global: First, new developments in ICT’s, multimedia and telecommunications provide excessive information to individuals generating a growing flow of events in time, or a kind of ‘acceleration of history’, and giving rise to information societies.

Environmental assessment tool for building’s materials and components: Applications to insulation
© Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (6/2009)
An assessment tool developed by (Laboratory of Heat Transfer and Environmental Engineering (LHTEE) is presented in this paper, aiming at becoming an attractive tool for the implementation of the strategy towards increasing energy efficiency and accomplishing a comprehensive evaluation of existing residential buildings.

Environmental tools in building construction industry – A state of the art review for LCA applications in building sector
© Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (6/2009)
The research work to be presented in this paper aims at the comparison of different environmental tools for improving environmental, social and economic indicators towards sustainability in the building construction sector. Moreover, this work reviews in detail the LCA concept and the tools applied in the building environment, as an effort to bring together research on life cycle assessment and practical application.

Green vs. standard roofs: a case study from Athens, Greece
© Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (6/2009)
The aim of this research is the comparison of 3 alternative types of roofs for a residential building located in a suburb of Athens, Greece, utilizing the Life Cycle Assessment methodology. The 3 types of roofs examined are termed as: i) standard, ii) green and iii) enhanced green, i.e. a green roof with enhanced environmental characteristics. The results indicate that the overall environmental performance of the green roof is superior to the standard roof. Moreover, the enhanced green roof demonstrated the best performance among the three options examined. The main impact categories are: the fossil fuels, the respiratory inorganics and the acidificationeutrophication. Despite the requirements for extra materials for the implementation of the green roof, the overall environmental balance is positive due to the benefits resulting from the energy savings.

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