Cradle to Cradle:Architecture beyond LCA



The Cradle to Cradle (C2C) approach is based on the eco-efficiency in accordance with strategies of expansion, up-cycling and enhancement of products both in environmental and social terms. Being this method currently under development, it has been mainly tested in the industrial production cycle, while in the building sector clear guidelines for the application and exhaustive reference cases are still lacking. This paper presents and discusses the application of the C2C methodology to a test building, designed for research purposes, the ZEFiRe – Zero-Energy Fishfarming Research module.