Life Cycle of Window Materials – A Comperative Assessment

This article addresses the life cycle assessment of the materials normally used for window frames, highlighting their respective benefits and weaknesses. Frames of different materials have been assessed on the basis of their production, energy consumption and environmental impacts. It has been found that the embodied energy of the windows made of aluminium, PVC, Al-clad timber and timber, for a reference window.


Not All CFLs Are Created Equal

Although, from an energy consumption perspective, almost any compact fluorescent light (CFL) is better than the incandescent bulb it replaces, some CFLs are better than others. A recent report from the Environmental Working Group has identified a long list of over 1000 models of CFL bulbs that fail the 2008 standards.

About Sustainability

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Our Common Future is a report from the United Nations World Commission on Environment and Development (WCED) and was published in 1987. Our Common Future is also known as the Brundtland Report in recognition of former Norwegian Prime Minister Gro Harlem Brundtland‘s role as Chair of the World Commission on…