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Assessing and Measuring Environmental Impact and Sustainability by Jiri J Klemes

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Chapter 10

Life cycle assessment as a comparative analysis tool for sustainable brownfield redevelopment projects

Cumulative energy demand and greenhouse gas emissions

Thomas Brecheisen and Thomas Theis,    Institute for Environmental Science and Policy, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA

The sustainable redevelopment of brownfields reflects a fundamental, yet logical, shift in thinking and policy-making regarding pollution prevention. Life cycle assessment (LCA) is a tool that can be used to assist in determining the conformity of brownfield development projects to the sustainability paradigm. In this study, LCA was applied to the assessment of two brownfield redevelopment projects, one in Milwaukee, WI, USA, and the other ...

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