The VAMP project (VAlorization of building demolition Materials and Products, LIFE 98/ENV/IT/33) aims to build an effective and innovative information system to support decision making in selective demolition activity and to manage the valorization (recovery-reuse-recycling) of waste flows produced by the construction and demolition (C&D) sector as well as to test it in demolition case studies in Italy. It was decided to compare the proposed demolition-valorization system to the traditional one in a life cycle perspective to highlight and to quantify the advantages of VAMP system from an eco-sustainability point of view. LCA methodology has been applied for VAMP demolition case studies and for simulation of traditional demolition of the same buildings. This paper presents the results of one of the case studies focusing on environmental concerns as natural resource extraction, energy consumption and solid waste production. Environmental advantages of VAMP demolition-valorization system was demonstrated quantitatively emphasizing the special importance of reuse of building components with high demand of energy for manufacture.

Application of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) Methodology for Selective Demolition and Reuse-Recycling of Building Materials and Products

Tarantini, M.
2000-10-31

Abstract

The VAMP project (VAlorization of building demolition Materials and Products, LIFE 98/ENV/IT/33) aims to build an effective and innovative information system to support decision making in selective demolition activity and to manage the valorization (recovery-reuse-recycling) of waste flows produced by the construction and demolition (C&D) sector as well as to test it in demolition case studies in Italy. It was decided to compare the proposed demolition-valorization system to the traditional one in a life cycle perspective to highlight and to quantify the advantages of VAMP system from an eco-sustainability point of view. LCA methodology has been applied for VAMP demolition case studies and for simulation of traditional demolition of the same buildings. This paper presents the results of one of the case studies focusing on environmental concerns as natural resource extraction, energy consumption and solid waste production. Environmental advantages of VAMP demolition-valorization system was demonstrated quantitatively emphasizing the special importance of reuse of building components with high demand of energy for manufacture.
Sistemi energetici ecosostenibili
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