Avoid Content of Non-Renewable Mineral Resources

Groups: 
  • Design Projects
Category: 
  • Materials

Basic

Requirements and Criteria Type: 
  • Technical Specification (Requirement Specifications)

Main Objective: 

Motive

Globally, natural deposits of non-renewable mineral resources are limited. If the extraction of global resources continues to increase by 3% each year up to 2050, and then stabilises, available deposits of zinc, copper and chromium will be exhausted by 2100, 2150 and 2250, respectively. Within 80-230 years it is estimated that these resources will be scarce.

Argument

Minimising the use of construction materials that contain zinc, copper and chromium will save global, non-renewable mineral resources.

 

 

 

Requirement Specification: 

Exterior cladding (facade and roof panels) that contains, in terms of weight, more than 20% zinc, copper or chromium must not be used.

You must document that this requirement is met as part of the preliminary project report. In the detailed design project, the requirement must be included in the relevant descriptions.

Advanced

Requirements and Criteria Type: 
  • Technical Specification (Requirement Specifications)

Main Objective: 

Motive

Globally, natural deposits of non-renewable mineral resources are limited. If the extraction of global resources continues to increase by 3% each year up to 2050, and then stabilises, available deposits of zinc, copper and chromium will be exhausted by 2100, 2150 and 2250, respectively. Within 80-230 years it is estimated that these resources will be scarce.

Argument

Minimising the use of construction materials that contain zinc, copper and chromium will save global, non-renewable mineral resources.

 

Requirement Specification: 

Exterior cladding (facade and roof panels) that contains, in terms of weight, more than 20% zinc, copper or chromium must not be used.

You must document that this requirement is met as part of the preliminary project report. In the detailed design project, the requirement must be included in the relevant descriptions.

Pipes that contain, in terms of weight, more than 20% zinc, copper or chromium must not be used.

If there are no good alternatives to copper-free pipes, this must be documented and an application submitted to the client for approval of their use.

Any non-conformities must be documented in a reporting system for the project.

 

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Published: 07. Feb 2018, Last modified: 31. May 2019