MPG – Environmental Performance of Buildings and the Sustainability of Constructions
Source: Industrial Chimney / cco Unsplash Building construction constitutes 40 per cent of the world’s raw stones, gravel and sand consumption per year and 25 per cent of the virgin wood. It also consumes 40 per cent of the energy and 16 per cent of water used annually. These figures illustrate that the construction sector […]
LCA – Life Cycle Assessment
Fig. 1: Life Cycle Assessment © One Click LCA Use in CAALA and One Click LCA Sustainability has become an indispensable part of today’s world. This topic especially affects the construction industry, which contributes for around a third of global greenhouse gas emissions. Therefore, it is very important to develop sustainable solution concepts already during […]
“Structural engineers can make a big difference in terms of sustainability”
DGNB Blog all about sustainable building written by Pia Hettinger Buildings contain a lot of material. These in turn are valuable resources that are becoming increasingly scarce and are responsible for many CO2 emissions. Structural engineers can counteract this consumption of materials on a massive scale. At least that is how professor Patrick Teuffel sees […]
The world in a grain – or when we run out of sand?
Source: cco Sand Mining Howard Mc Allister, a researcher at the University of Hawaii, estimated that the number of sand grains at all the world’s beaches count to around 7.5 quintillions or 7.5 billion billions. I have no idea if this number is correct and even if it sounds a lot, sand is a resource, […]
Traditional Japanese wooden techniques – Introduction of a practical usage and a basic interlocking joint system.
Ways to recognize the Nature ” Remarkably, there is evidence that modern Asians also tend to see the world as consisting of continuous substances, whereas modern Westerner are more prone to see objects.” This is one of a sentence extracted from . The book also mentions the difference in the way Americans and Japanese recognize […]