Whole life carbon (WLC) and buildings

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Buildings have a definable life cycle, made up of specific stages: design (product selection and specification); construction; operation; end-of-life. British Standard BS EN 15978:2011, Sustainability of construction works, references these life cycle stages and defines the different sources of carbon emissions at each stage (see Figure 4). Figure 4: System boundaries of the cradle-to-grave approach as defined...

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