Sustainability Assessment Tool for Façade Cladding
This paper introduces a sustainability assessment tool for façade cladding. This tool bases its evaluation on the economic and environmental properties of the materials. Normally, in the project process and later construction it will be difficult to assume the price and time of doing a life-cycle assessment (LCA) for each material and building system. Because of this, and until the environmental product declarations (EPD) are more used, this tool will give quick and easily enough arguments to select, according to its sustainability, the ideal façade cladding.
Hexing Li, Qunjie Xu and Daquan Zhang
J. Orondo and C. Bedoya, "Sustainability Assessment Tool for Façade Cladding", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 356-360, pp. 717-721, 2012