Chapter 2

The EF of Building Construction

Jaime Solis-Guzman and Madelyn Marrero


The EF indicator methodology has been adapted to the peculiarities of the construction sector during the construction phase. A calculation model is presented with some innovative aspects, such as including food intake and worker mobility, or water consumption in the construction site, which are not included in the general methodology of the indicator; footprints associated with cropland, pasture and fishing appear due to the inclusion of food. </p><p> The methodology and all the steps which are part of the calculation are explained and new hypothesis are proposed, making it easy to implement the current analysis in the EF evaluation of any dwelling construction project.

Total Pages: 26-35 (10)

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