In recent years, there has been a proliferation of eco-labels of differing kinds, resulting in customer fatigue. This chapter discusses the common shortcomings of different eco-labels, especially in the context of construction materials. From the same context, the four most important shortcomings of an eco-label are identified, demonstrating that an eco-label must be comprehensive, clear, credible and customer focused. Further, with the proliferation of eco-labels, clarity is the most important attribute. Eco-labels of important construction materials are discussed.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Eco-Efficient Construction and Building Materials|
|Subtitle of host publication||Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), Eco-Labelling and Case Studies|
|Number of pages||15|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 1 2013|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Materials Science(all)