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Title: Environmentally Sustainable Buildings : Challenges and Policies
Authors: OECD
Keywords: Environment
Issue Date: 2003
Publisher: OECD
Description: This report is divided into seven chapters. The building sector has a great impact on energy and material use, as well as on human health. ● The building sector accounts for around 25-40% of final energy consumption in OECD countries. An analysis of energy use in buildings indicates that space heating accounts for the largest proportion of energy consumption in both residential and commercial buildings. ● The construction sector accounts for between one-third and one-half of the commodity flow in selected OECD countries. Consequently, a great amount of construction and demolition waste (C&DW) is being generated in OECD countries. A breakdown of C&DW data shows that a significant proportion of this waste comes from demolished buildings. ● Indoor air quality can significantly affect human health. Indoor air levels of many pollutants may be 2.5 times – and occasionally more than 100 times – higher than outdoor levels. People usually spend as much as 90% of their time indoors.
ISBN: 9264033866
Appears in Collections:Environmental and Development Studies

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