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Zero-waste networks in construction and demolition in Portugal

Zero-waste networks in construction and demolition in Portugal
Zero-waste networks in construction and demolition in Portugal
This paper presents the results of Portuguese case studies on developing an industrial network around a construction
site and three zero-waste demolition projects. The case studies analysed to what extent it is possible to achieve a
significant reduction of the solid waste produced and an overall decrease in energy and water consumption. The
results show that the reduction targets could be achieved by implementation of good practices in waste management
and the development of networks to allow an increase in the reuse and recycling rates of wasted materials and residual water. At the construction site, overall achievement of reduction rates was additionally enforced by the substitution of inputs with strong potential impacts on the decrease of fresh water consumption and greenhouse gas
emissions along the supply chain.
demolition, recycling & reuse of materials, buildings, structures & design
1747-6526
153-168
Durão, V.
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Durão, V., Caixnhas, J., Osório-Peters, S., den Boer, E., Williams, I.D., Curran, A. and Pertl, A. (2014) Zero-waste networks in construction and demolition in Portugal. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Waste and Resource Management, 167 (4), 153-168. (doi:10.1680/warm.13.00032).

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This paper presents the results of Portuguese case studies on developing an industrial network around a construction
site and three zero-waste demolition projects. The case studies analysed to what extent it is possible to achieve a
significant reduction of the solid waste produced and an overall decrease in energy and water consumption. The
results show that the reduction targets could be achieved by implementation of good practices in waste management
and the development of networks to allow an increase in the reuse and recycling rates of wasted materials and residual water. At the construction site, overall achievement of reduction rates was additionally enforced by the substitution of inputs with strong potential impacts on the decrease of fresh water consumption and greenhouse gas
emissions along the supply chain.

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Published date: 1 November 2014
Keywords: demolition, recycling & reuse of materials, buildings, structures & design
Organisations: Centre for Environmental Science

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Local EPrints ID: 372511
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/372511
ISSN: 1747-6526
PURE UUID: af4bba57-687b-4026-952a-693688376edb
ORCID for I.D. Williams: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-0121-1219

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Date deposited: 15 Dec 2014 16:46
Last modified: 20 Jul 2019 00:56

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