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Title: Implementing environmental improvements in a manufacturing context: a structured approach for the precast concrete industry
Authors: Elhag, Hafiz
Glass, Jacqueline
Gibb, Alistair G.F.
Clarke, Martin
Budge, Clive
Bailey, Geoffrey K.
Keywords: Precast concrete
Sustainable development
Business drivers
Cement content
Energy consumption
Waste generation
Sustainability
Environmental improvement
Concrete manufacturing
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: © Inderscience
Citation: ELHAG, H. ... et al, 2008. Implementing environmental improvements in a manufacturing context: a structured approach for the precast concrete industry. International Journal of Environmental Technology and Management, 8 (4), pp. 369-384
Abstract: In common with other industries, most of the measures and solutions employed by companies in the £2 billion UK precast concrete manufacturing sector are linked to profitability. The concept of sustainability adds new dimensions as social progress and environmental protection become end goals in themselves, rather than objectives to achieve economic growth. This paper explores the nature of the precast industry and discusses opportunities and challenges relating to environmental improvement. A holistic view of the manufacture and procurement of precast concrete products is used to offer environmental improvement criteria an enhanced status in relation to the profitability imperative.
Description: This article was published in the serial, International Journal of Environmental Technology and Management [© Inderscience]. The definitive version is available at: http://www.inderscience.com/search/index.php?action=record&rec_id=17508
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1504/IJETM.2008.017508
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/9036
Publisher Link: http://www.inderscience.com/search/index.php?action=record&rec_id=17508
ISSN: 1466-2132
Appears in Collections:Published Articles (Civil and Building Engineering)

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