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By Marc Méquignon, Hassan Ait Haddou

This paintings discusses the impression of the lifetime of constructions on sustainable improvement tools. The research of the lifespan of the construction is used to evaluate and deal with the environmental affects linked to the entire phases of a product's existence, from uncooked fabric extraction via to fix, upkeep and 'end of existence' situations. whereas a number of papers have mentioned the
greenhouse fuel emissions of constructions, much less study has been performed on how those are plagued by the lifespan of the construction. This booklet serves to focus on the pertinence of this issue and contributes to supplying new rules on potency in the life
cycle evaluate of a structure.

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The next part presents different assessment tools or guides that improve performance. Finally, the fourth and last part presents and analyses the scientific literature. Keywords Building • Tools • Sustainable development • Assessment This section explains the concept of sustainable development in terms of a building. The first part lays the background and the second specifies the indicators and associated data to measure performance. The next part presents different assessment tools or guides that improve performance.

Although vitiated by many uncertainties (Lorius 2003; Le Treut et al. 2008) and sometimes even disputes (Enghoff and Svensmark 2008), a number of climatic effects are accepted by the entire scientific community. In 1999, Michel Petit listed, changes in temperature, atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration, the influence of water vapour and rising sea level as certifiable phenomena. At international level, the United Nations established in 1988, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), whose mission is to study the issue of climate change.

We can explain and analyse the following work. Thormark studied the energy impact associated with the choice of different products for townhouses over a period of 50 years (Thormark 2006). She showed how in the “low energy” buildings “energy method” has gained prominence. The amount of energy consumed during use goes from 85–90 to 40–60 % of the total energy consumed. The choice of products and their recycling potential become predominant in terms of performance. For the researcher, the total energy consumed in “low consumption” buildings may be higher than in those with high consumption.

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