Free Download "MIT Research: Life Cycle Assessment of Commercial Buildings"
Concrete Sustainability Reports (CSR) are technical publications that discuss various sustainability related topics. They are intended to provide a summary of complex topics to help design professionals and concrete industry professionals utilize concrete sustainably. CSR05 provides a summary of the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) results from research conducted at the MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub on commercial buildings. The results show that the environmental impacts of concrete buildings are lower than steel buildings over a 60-year life. 2 pages.