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Life Cycle Assessment And Optimization-Based Decision Analysis Of Construction Waste Recycling For A Leed-Certified University Building, Murat Kucukvar, Gokhan Egilmez, Omer Tatari Jan 2016

Life Cycle Assessment And Optimization-Based Decision Analysis Of Construction Waste Recycling For A Leed-Certified University Building, Murat Kucukvar, Gokhan Egilmez, Omer Tatari

Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Faculty Publications

The current waste management literature lacks a comprehensive LCA of the recycling of construction materials that considers both process and supply chain-related impacts as a whole. Furthermore, an optimization-based decision support framework has not been also addressed in any work, which provides a quantifiable understanding about the potential savings and implications associated with recycling of construction materials from a life cycle perspective. The aim of this research is to present a multi-criteria optimization model, which is developed to propose economically-sound and environmentally-benign construction waste management strategies for a LEED-certified university building. First, an economic input-output-based hybrid life cycle assessment model ...