1st Edition

Environmental Impact of Windows

ISBN 9781848063686
Published October 10, 2014 by IHS BRE Press
20 Pages 7 Color Illustrations

USD $53.95

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Book Description

This report reviews how window units and frames have been assessed within The Green Guide to Specification, including the application of the Environmental Profiles methodology, which underlies data. The way in which windows are addressed within building-level environmental assessment schemes such as BREEAM and the Code for Sustainable Homes is also explained.

The report will give manufacturers and specifiers a general understanding of the significant benefits and impacts of window units and frames over their whole life cycle and help to identify opportunities for improvements to their environmental performance.

It is part of a series that provides comparable information on cladding, floor finishes, insulation, masonry and concrete, metals and timber to assess the environmental impact of specific construction materials.

Table of Contents

1. Windows and The Green Guide  2. Timber Windows  3. Metal Windows  4. PVC-U Windows  5. Mixed and Composite Windows  6. Historical and Geographical Changes  7. Life Cycle Assessment, Environmental Profiles and The Green Guide  8. Applying the Updated Environmental Profiles Methodology to Windows  9. Data Sources  10. Functional Units  11. Service Life and Durability  12. Treatment of Recycled and Secondary Inputs  13. Timber: Treatment of Carbon  14. Treatment of Coatings and Finishes  15. Treatment of Recycling at End of Life  16. Treatment of Site Wastage Rates  17. Transport in the Supply Chain  18. Relevance of Operational Impacts: Links to BREEAM and the Code for Sustainable Homes  19. Key Impacts and Opportunities for the Windows Sector  20. Where More Data are Required

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