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dc.contributor.authorGámez García, Diana C.
dc.contributor.authorGómez Soberón, José Manuel Vicente
dc.contributor.authorCorral Higuera, Ramón
dc.contributor.authorSaldaña Márquez, Héctor
dc.contributor.authorGómez Soberón, Maria Consolación
dc.contributor.authorArredondo Rea, Susana Paola
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament de Tecnologia de l'Arquitectura
dc.identifier.citationGámez, D., Gómez-Soberón, J.M., Corral, R., Saldaña , H., Gómez, C., Arredondo-Rea, S.P. A cradle to handover life cycle assessment of external walls: choice of materials and prognosis of elements. "Sustainability", 3 Agost 2018, vol. 10, núm. 8, p. 2748-1-2748-24.
dc.description.abstractThis research focuses on a comparison of 20 external wall systems that are conventionally used in Spanish residential buildings, from a perspective based on the product and construction process stages of the life cycle assessment. The primary objective is to provide data that allow knowing the environmental behavior of walls built with materials and practices conventionally. This type of analysis will enable promoting the creation of regulations that encourage the use of combinations of materials that generate the most environmentally suitable result, and in turn, contribute to the strengthening of the embodied stages study of buildings and their elements. The results indicate that the greatest impact arises in the product stage (90.9%), followed by the transport stage (8.9%) and the construction process stage (<1%). Strategies (such as the use of large-format pieces and the controlled increase in thickness of the thermal insulation) can contribute to reducing the environmental impact; on the contrary, practices such as the use of small-format pieces and laminated plasterboard can increase the environmental burden. The prediction of the environmental behavior (simulation equation) allows these possible impacts to be studied in a fast and simplified way
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Spain
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Edificació::Construcció sostenible
dc.subject.lcshLife Cycle Assessment
dc.subject.lcshBuilding materials
dc.subject.othercradle to handover
dc.subject.otherexternal wall
dc.subject.otherconstruction materials
dc.subject.otherbuilding components
dc.titleA cradle to handover life cycle assessment of external walls: choice of materials and prognosis of elements
dc.subject.lemacAnàlisi del cicle de vida
dc.subject.lemacMaterials de construcció
dc.contributor.groupUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. GICITED - Grup Interdiciplinari de Ciència i Tecnologia en l'Edificació
dc.description.peerreviewedPeer Reviewed
dc.rights.accessOpen Access
dc.description.versionPostprint (published version)
local.citation.authorGámez, D.; Gómez-Soberón, J.M.; Corral, R.; Saldaña, H.; Gómez, C.; Arredondo-Rea, S.P.

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