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Promoting sustainability in Mexico’s building sector via environmental product declarations

Author
Arvizu-Piña, V. A.; Cuchi, A.
Type of activity
Journal article
Journal
International journal of life cycle assessment
Date of publication
2017-02-09
First page
1
Last page
16
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s11367-017-1269-z Open in new window
URL
http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11367-017-1269-z Open in new window
Abstract
Purpose The growing phase of emerging economy countries requires the implementation of environmental assessment tools in the building sector. The use of environmental product declarations (EPDs) has risen in developed countries as one of the main tools for environmental assessment. However, at what point should developing countries follow the EPD implementation strategies used by developed countries? What are the strengths and weaknesses of EPD in the emerging economy context, and what threats ...
Keywords
Building sector, EPD, Emerging economy countries, Environmental policies, Life cycle assessment, Mexico
Group of research
AIEM - Architecture, energy and environment

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