Sustainable Solutions for Dutch Housing: Reducing the Environmental Impacts of New and Existing Houses

  • Gerda Klunder TU Delft, Architecture and the Built Environment

Synopsis

Sustainable housing construction and management has, to date, been primarily based on an intuitive approach. Numerous measures have been formulated to promote sustainable construction and to reduce the environmental impacts of the built environment. However, little is yet known about the extent of the environmental benefits thereof. Moreover, methods and tools are mainly directed to new construction. This publication makes clear that short-term environmental benefits in sustainable housing construction are rather limited. Renewal of the post-war housing stock offers excellent changes for improvement of the environmental performance of housing. With a newly developed method it is proven that renovation causes less environmental impacts than demolition followed by new construction. However, at the same time the usefulness of Life Cycle Assessment for buildings is doubted. This book is particularly interesting for scientists in the field of methods and tools for sustainable construction and management.

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Details about this monograph

ISBN-13 (15)
978-90-407-2584-5
Date of first publication (11)
2005-01-01
Physical Dimensions
165mmx240mm
Online ISSN: 1879-8330
Print ISSN: 1574-6410
Rights
Creative Commons License

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.