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Guidebook for Selecting Sustainable Materials


Research is needed to develop a comprehensive resource for architects, interior designers, engineers, builders and airport operators to help them in selection of sustainable materials for new construction or renovation of existing facilities, with an emphasis on how to calculate embedded greenhouse gas emissions. The research will also examine and evaluate tracking technologies and life-cycle cost accounting for materials.


The objective of this research is to create a comprehensive resource for selecting new construction/renovation materials for airport facilities, including utilization of tracking technology for materials and evaluation of embedded energy and GHGs of various materials.

Sponsoring Committee:AV030, Environmental Impacts of Aviation
Date Posted:03/02/2021
Date Modified:03/10/2021
Index Terms:Sustainable development, Handbooks, Greenhouse gases, Monitoring, Life cycle costing, Airports,
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