Imagine you have been given a contract by the university to construct a real-size building. The university has requested you conduct a life-cycle assessment of the building to ensure sustainable and economically efficient use of materials.
Your specifications are:
Your report should contain the following sections:
o Materials used,
o Embodied energy issues, and
o ‘Waste’ materials.
o Describe upstream and downstream effects of all elements of the process.
o As you progress with the assignment where appropriate, record and discuss potential improvements for both environmental and economic savings.
You are expected to demonstrate some understanding of the likely environmental, social and economic circumstances, and relate these back to core sustainability principles (especially the precautionary principle, and responsibilities to current communities and future generations).
The question belongs to Civil Engineering and it discusses about preparing life-cycle assessment for a new building that is to be constructed.
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