Ecological Footprint Assessment of Building Construction

Ecological Footprint Assessment of Building Construction

Sustainability is a major concern when considering the construction of a new building project as there is a definite effect of any construction on its surrounding environment. One tool to measure the ...
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The EF of Building Construction

Pp. 26-35 (10)

Jaime Solis-Guzman and Madelyn Marrero


The EF indicator methodology has been adapted to the peculiarities of the construction sector during the construction phase. A calculation model is presented with some innovative aspects, such as including food intake and worker mobility, or water consumption in the construction site, which are not included in the general methodology of the indicator; footprints associated with cropland, pasture and fishing appear due to the inclusion of food.

The methodology and all the steps which are part of the calculation are explained and new hypothesis are proposed, making it easy to implement the current analysis in the EF evaluation of any dwelling construction project.


Conversion factors, Dwelling construction, Ecological deficit, Ecological footprint, Food intake, Productivity factors, Productive land, Standard productive territory, Water consumption, Worker mobility.


University of Seville Ave. Reina Mercedes 4-a, 41007 Seville, Spain.