Whole Building Life Cycle Assessment of M.E. Rinker, Sr. Hall

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Material Information

Title:
Whole Building Life Cycle Assessment of M.E. Rinker, Sr. Hall
Physical Description:
1 online resource (109 p.)
Language:
english
Creator:
Zhang, Wenjun
Publisher:
University of Florida
Place of Publication:
Gainesville, Fla.
Publication Date:

Thesis/Dissertation Information

Degree:
Master's ( M.S.B.C.)
Degree Grantor:
University of Florida
Degree Disciplines:
Building Construction
Committee Chair:
KIBERT,CHARLES JOSEPH
Committee Co-Chair:
CHINI,ABDOL REZA
Committee Members:
SHI,JONATHAN J

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
building -- lca -- sustainable
Building Construction -- Dissertations, Academic -- UF
Genre:
Building Construction thesis, M.S.B.C.
bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract:
Globally, increasing attention has been paid to impacts on the natural environment in recent years. Among the efforts that have been attempted to balance those potential impacts and create a nature-friendly environment, sustainable building has emerged as a leading concept in the construction industry. Consequently, more and more studies on sustainable buildings have been conducted, as construction activity has the biggest share of environmental impact as well as energy usage. Green building evaluation systems are adopted in order to provide standards and assessment. These evaluations are no doubt successful in their angle of rating green buildings. However, not much attention has been put on the whole life cycle impacts of a building, including land, resources, and ecosystem so far. In this thesis, this case study focuses on M.E. Rinker, Sr. Hall located at University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida. The purpose the this thesis is to determine the results of Rinker Hall on its life cycle assessment (LCA) assessment of total environmental impacts and ways to reduce these impacts. Through the LCA study of the proposed building, the researcher discusses several alternative systems in lieu of materials used in Rinker Hall to reduce the total environmental impacts of the building.
General Note:
In the series University of Florida Digital Collections.
General Note:
Includes vita.
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page.
Source of Description:
This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The University of Florida Libraries, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Statement of Responsibility:
by Wenjun Zhang.
Thesis:
Thesis (M.S.B.C.)--University of Florida, 2014.
Local:
Adviser: KIBERT,CHARLES JOSEPH.
Local:
Co-adviser: CHINI,ABDOL REZA.
Electronic Access:
RESTRICTED TO UF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE UNTIL 2014-11-30

Record Information

Source Institution:
UFRGP
Rights Management:
Applicable rights reserved.
Classification:
lcc - LD1780 2014
System ID:
UFE0046737:00001