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.