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Materials for a Healthy, Ecological and Sustainable Built Environment by Maibritt Pedersen Zari, Brenda Vale, Emina K. Petrovic

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Conclusion

Emina Kristina Petrović, Brenda Vale and Maibritt Pedersen Zari,    Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand

It is doubtful that any built environment professional inadvertently wants to cause the degradation of ecosystems, climate change to continue, or for people to become ill because of their decisions about building materials. Unfortunately, this is the current norm. This book set out to discuss the principles and issues behind evaluating building materials for sustainable construction, and has explored a broad variety of issues, discussed new and established methodologies, and used case studies to illustrate how decision-making processes might change to reflect shifting requirements and ethics. The size ...

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