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von der Thannen, M; Hoerbinger, S; Paratscha, R; Smutny, R; Lampalzer, T; Strauss, A; Rauch, HP.
(2020): Development of an environmental life cycle assessment model for soil bioengineering constructions
EUR J ENVIRON CIV EN. 2020; 24(2): 141-155. FullText FullText_BOKU

In recent times, a trend towards more climate-friendly and sustainable strategies and techniques in the field of civil engineering has arisen. For this reason, there is a high demand for engineering solutions which take into consideration not only technical issues but also ecological and aesthetic values. In this context, soil bioengineering constructions are gaining importance because the utilisation of living plants as construction material for conventional protective structures represents a preferred alternative. Different soil bioengineering techniques are used as stand-alone solutions or as complementary to conventional hydraulic and civil engineering solutions. Although the field of soil bioengineering has a long historical tradition, there is no assessment scheme that analyses energy consumption nor carbon footprint throughout the entire life cycle of soil bioengineering constructions. The following paper focuses on assessing three different soil bioengineering construction types. Through the use of an environmental life cycle assessment model, we show the possibilities and deficiencies of this method in the field of soil bioengineering. The analysis concentrates on the product stage and the construction phase. The results reveal that the hotspots of energy consumption for soil bioengineering constructions are the operating machines.
Autor*innen der BOKU Wien:
Hörbinger Stephan
Paratscha Roman
Rauch Johann Peter
Smutny Roman
Strauss Alfred
Von Der Thannen Magdalena

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Soil bioengineering
life cycle assessment
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