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Assessment Model of End-of-Life Costs and Waste Quantification in Selective Demolitions: Case Studies of Nearly Zero-Energy Buildings

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ArDiTec Research Group, Departament of Architectural Constructions II, Higher Technichal School of Building Engineering, Universidad de Sevilla, 41012 Seville, Spain
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Institute of Renewable Energy, EURAC Research, 39100 Bolzano, Italy
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Sustainability 2020, 12(15), 6255; https://doi.org/10.3390/su12156255
Received: 7 July 2020 / Revised: 30 July 2020 / Accepted: 31 July 2020 / Published: 3 August 2020
Innovative designs, such as those taking place in nearly zero-energy buildings, need to tackle Life Cycle Cost, because reducing the impact of use can carry other collateral and unexpected costs. For example, it is interesting to include the evaluation of end-of-life costs by introducing future activities of selective dismantling and waste management, to also improve the environmental performance of the demotion project. For this purpose, it is necessary to develop methods that relate the process of selective demolition to the waste quantification and the costs derived from its management. In addition, a sensitivity analysis of end-of-life parameters allows different construction types, waste treatment options, and waste management costs to be compared. The assessment of end-of-life costs in the present work is developed by a case-based reasoning. Cost data are obtained from three actual studies which are part of the H2020 CRAVEzero project (Cost Reduction and Market Acceleration for Viable Nearly Zero-Energy Buildings). Results show that end-of-life costs are similar to traditional building typologies. The most influential materials are part of the substructure and structure of the building, such as concrete and steel products. View Full-Text
Keywords: selective demolition; waste quantification; nearly zero-energy building; End-of-Life Cost selective demolition; waste quantification; nearly zero-energy building; End-of-Life Cost
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Vázquez-López, E.; Garzia, F.; Pernetti, R.; Solís-Guzmán, J.; Marrero, M. Assessment Model of End-of-Life Costs and Waste Quantification in Selective Demolitions: Case Studies of Nearly Zero-Energy Buildings. Sustainability 2020, 12, 6255. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12156255

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Vázquez-López E, Garzia F, Pernetti R, Solís-Guzmán J, Marrero M. Assessment Model of End-of-Life Costs and Waste Quantification in Selective Demolitions: Case Studies of Nearly Zero-Energy Buildings. Sustainability. 2020; 12(15):6255. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12156255

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Vázquez-López, Eduardo, Federico Garzia, Roberta Pernetti, Jaime Solís-Guzmán, and Madelyn Marrero. 2020. "Assessment Model of End-of-Life Costs and Waste Quantification in Selective Demolitions: Case Studies of Nearly Zero-Energy Buildings" Sustainability 12, no. 15: 6255. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12156255

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