Circular Economy

 

Circular Economy

A Review of Life Cycle Construction Process and Cutting-Edge Technology in Prefabricated MEP Installation Engineering
27/02/2024 - Prefabricated installation, a pivotal study in the realm of contemporary construction practices, delves into the utilization of prefabrication within mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP)...
Techno-Environmental Evaluation of Alkaline Treatment in Flax Reinforced Thermoplastics
29/02/2024 - A combination of thermoplastics and natural fiber reinforcements is considered an ideal choice to mitigate environmental impacts and enhance recyclability or reusability. Chemical treatments are...
Application of Life Cycle Assessment to Analysis of Fibre Composite Manufacturing Technologies in Shipyards Industry
24/02/2024 - Life cycle assessment (LCA) is used to evaluate the environmental load of fibre composite manufacturing technologies in the shipyards industry in a frame of the Fibre4Yards (Horizon 2020) project....
Enhancing Building Energy Efficiency through Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Building Energy Modeling (BEM) Integration: A Systematic Review
22/02/2024 - With the ever-increasing population and historic highest energy demand, the energy efficiency of buildings is becoming crucial. Architectural firms are moving from traditional Computer-Aided Design...
Forest waste composting—operational management, environmental impacts, and application
19/02/2024 - In Portugal, the number of fires and the size of burnt areas are rising dramatically every year, increasing with improper management of agroforestry wastes (AFRs). This work aims to study the...
Life Cycle Assessment in Higher Education: Design and Implementation of a Teaching Sequence Activity
15/02/2024 - The latest studies show that to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals on education, there must be a focus on adequately training higher education students. In this work, we present a study about...
Precision co-composting of multi-source organic solid wastes provide a sustainable waste management strategy with high eco-efficiency: a life cycle assessment
08/02/2024 - With the increase of organic solid wastes (OSWs), current waste management practices, such as landfill, incineration, and windrow composting, have shown weaknesses in both resource recycling and...
Greenhouse Gas Payback Time of Different HVAC Systems in the Renovation of Nordic District-Heated Multifamily Buildings Considering Future Energy Production Scenarios
02/02/2024 - The European Union (EU) has implemented several policies to enhance energy efficiency. Among these policies is the objective of achieving energy-efficient renovations in at least 3% of EU buildings...
Aerospace, Vol. 11, Pages 126: A Multidisciplinary Optimization Framework for Ecodesign of Reusable Microsatellite Launchers
31/01/2024 - The commercial space launch sector is currently undergoing a significant shift, with increasing competition and demand for launch services, as well as growing concerns about the environmental impact...
Environmental Sustainability Study of Urban Waterfront Landscapes Based on the LCA–Emergy–Carbon Footprint and Artificial Neural Network Method
01/02/2024 - The ecological landscape design of urban rivers plays a crucial role in mitigating the urban heat island effect and preserving urban ecology. This study focuses on the construction process data of...
A1–A5 Embodied Carbon Assessment to Evaluate Bio-Based Components in Façade System Modules
31/01/2024 - As the construction industry moves toward sustainable building practices, incorporating wood-based materials into building envelope systems has become a priority. This paper investigates the...
Emerging Sustainability in Carbon Capture and Use Strategies for V4 Countries via Biochemical Pathways: A Review
31/01/2024 - The world is moving towards decarbonization policies in the energy and industrial sectors to bring down carbon dioxide release and reach net zero emissions. Technologies to capture CO2 and use it as...
Insights into Drought Tolerance of Tetraploid Wheat Genotypes in the Germination Stage using Machine Learning Algorithms
27/01/2024 - Throughout germination, which represents the initial and crucial phase of the wheat life cycle, the plant is notably susceptible to the adverse effects of drought. The identification and selection of...
BIM- and GIS-Based Life-Cycle-Assessment Framework for Enhancing Eco Efficiency and Sustainability in the Construction Sector
29/01/2024 - The world is progressing towards sustainable, eco-friendly, recyclable materials to enhance the circular economy and mitigate the issues of carbon footprint, overburdened landfills, and waste of...
Economic and life cycle cost analysis of building-integrated photovoltaic system for composite climatic conditions
20/01/2024 - An insulated building-integrated photovoltaic (PV) roof prototype is designed, developed, and experimentally monitored for the composite climatic conditions in the current work. The prototype is...
Aerospace, Vol. 11, Pages 98: Multi-Modal Life Cycle Assessment of Journeys by Aircraft, Train or Passenger Car
20/01/2024 - To reduce the carbon footprint of transport, policymakers are simultaneously stimulating cleaner vehicles and more sustainable mobility choices, such as a shift to rail for short-haul flights within...
Aerospace, Vol. 11, Pages 101: Integrating Life Cycle Assessment in Conceptual Aircraft Design: A Comparative Tool Analysis
22/01/2024 - Early and rapid environmental assessment of newly developed aircraft concepts is eminent in today’s climate debate. This can shorten the decision-making process and thus accelerate the entry...
Life-Cycle Assessment in Hydrangea Cultivation in Colombia and Their Cleaner Production Strategies
20/01/2024 - In the subregion of La Paz Province in eastern Antioquia, Colombia, hydrangea floriculture has boosted economic and social development, generating high value in the territory; however, there are...
Explorative Study into Alkali-Activated Repair Mortars Using Blast Furnace Slag and Glass Waste
16/01/2024 - The repair of concrete structures is increasing in prevalence. Conventional repair mortars are expensive materials rich in Portland cement (PC) and other organic and inorganic components that...
Establishment of an Environmental Impact Factor Database for Building Materials to Support Building Life Cycle Assessments in China
15/01/2024 - The construction industry increasingly poses significant threats on the environment, highlighting the importance of developing life cycle assessments (LCAs). Research on building LCA databases has...
Degradation of Plastic Materials through Small-Scale Pyrolysis: Characterization of the Obtained Hydrocarbons and Life Cycle Analysis
15/01/2024 - Plastic waste signifies a global predicament, aggravated by deficient management practices. Unearthing methods to repurpose energy from this waste is pivotal. This study delves into the pyrolytic...