Costruire a zero rifiuti. Strategie e strumenti per la prevenzione e l’upcycling dei materiali di scarto in edilizia

Costruire a zero rifiuti. Strategie e strumenti per la prevenzione e l’upcycling dei materiali di scarto in edilizia. Paola Altamura

Sep 20, 2018

Author: Paola Altamura with contribuitions by Serena Baiani,

Eliana Cangelli,Fabrizio Orlandi, Giovanni Zannoni.

Publisher: FrancoAngeli, 2015

ISBN: 8891725676

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The use of materials in construction involves high environmental costs: consumption of soil and raw materials, CO2 emissions, and vast waste production, which can only be avoided using closed-cycle resources, from cradle to cradle. The prevention and upcycling of construction and demolition waste materials and other supply chains are decisive for the building’s ecological impact, which can no longer be entrusted exclusively to energy efficiency during use.

The volume presents the features of an innovative design-operational approach to construction, with zero waste, to induce a rethinking of the logic of selecting materials. Alongside a framework of theoretical and regulatory references, the text illustrates the potential for reusing and recycling the most used materials. It presents seven international best practices useful for understanding a variety of practical strategies.
Therefore, the volume proposes a systematic set of procedures and tools aimed at the three leading operators in the construction chain: client, designer, and contractor. Design principles, technical details, criteria for calls for tenders and tenders, IT tools to address innovative but substantially urgent questions:
– how to design with recycled components and materials?
– how to allow a zero-waste transformation or disposal of the building?
– how to build a tender specification that favors the procurement of sustainable products?
The book thus offers an in-depth investigation of efficiency in the use of resources in construction. It attempts to transfer to Italy through technical and operational guidelines that meet the most up-to-date environmental requirements.

The book thus offers an in-depth investigation of efficiency in the use of resources in construction. It attempts to transfer to Italy through technical and operational guidelines that meet the most up-to-date environmental requirements.

Find out more regarding Paola Altamura’s research and her Atlanti Inerti Project in the dedicated post. The documentary gives a broad overview of regulatory limitations and some examples of the potential for reuse in the industrial and design fields.

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