Inlämning av Examensarbete / Submission of Thesis

Dan Dai; Xiuying Tang , pp. 66. TEK/avd. för maskinteknik, 2005.

The work

Författare / Author: Dan Dai, Xiuying Tang
Titel / Title: Transitioning towards sustainable management of building materials in China
Abstrakt Abstract:

The purpose of this research is to examine how The Natural Step Framework, combined with Life Cycle Assessment and Ecological Footprint could help to manage the sustainability challenges of construction materials in China and to consider how these tools and concepts might inform each other in combination. Based on a literature review regarding the current reality of building materials in China and industry experience with use of existing sustainability concepts and tools, we build a conceptual model to integrate the three above concepts and attempt to analyse how they could work better together in the management of a sustainable transition. We then analyse the likely strengths and limitations of such an integrated model and finally use this to inform a vision of a sustainable future for building materials, discussing how the model may help China move towards sustainability.

Ämnesord / Subject: Hållbar utveckling - Sustainability\General

Nyckelord / Keywords: Building Materials, Sustainable Development, The Natural Step Framework, Life Cycle Assessment, Ecological Footprint

Publication info

Dokument id / Document id:
Program:/ Programme Strategic Leadership Towards Sustainability
Registreringsdatum / Date of registration: 01/08/2007
Uppsatstyp / Type of thesis: D-Uppsats/Magister/Master


Handledare / Supervisor: Scott Grierson
Organisation / Organisation: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Institution / School: TEK/avd. för maskinteknik
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Files & Access

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