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Potential environmental impacts of water harvesting systems for rain to emerging neighbourhoods in Colombia were studied. Two tools were integrated into a simulation model (life cycle analysis and system dynamics). This was performed as an application case study in two urban areas of Colombia (Bogota and Pereira). We modelled a standard neighbourhood with 10 residential 5-storey buildings of 24 apartments. The results show that it is possible to avoid in every neighbourhood 150,729 kg CO2e and 44,857 kg CO2e, respectively.
CitationMorales-Pinzón, T. [et al.]. LCM of rainwater harvesting systems in emerging neighborhoods in Colombia. A: International Conference on Life Cycle Management. "Towards Life Cycle Sustainability Management". Dahlem cube, Berlin: Springer, 2011, p. 277-288.
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