This part of ISO 13315 provides a framework and basic rules on environmental management related to
concrete and concrete structures. This includes the assessment of the environmental impacts and methods of
implementing environmental improvement based on the assessment.
This part of ISO 13315 is used when assessing the environmental impacts and implementing the environmental
management of concrete and concrete structures for the environmental consideration in activities related to
the production of concrete constituents, the production, recycling and disposal of concrete, and the design,
execution, use and demolition of concrete structures. It is applied for their entire lifecycles, respective stages of
the lifecycles, or certain ranges of the lifecycles. This part of ISO 13315 is relevant to newly produced concrete
and newly constructed concrete structures, and also existing concrete and concrete structures.
This part of ISO 13315 applies not only to single concretes but also to concrete families and not only to single
concrete structures but also to concrete structure complexes. For materials other than concrete, the related
ISO standards are applied where available. In the case where no ISO standard is available, such materials are
appropriately dealt with referring to this part of ISO 13315 and the normative references.
The environments covered by this part of ISO 13315 include global, regional and local environments. The
indoor pollution of buildings and the environments for workers in concrete producing plants and on concrete
structure construction sites are not specifically covered by this part of ISO 13315. This part of ISO 13315 does
not directly deal with the environmental impacts resulting from the operation of equipment installed in concrete
structures. However, the special properties of concrete and concrete structures affecting the operational
efficiency of such equipment are considered in this part of ISO 13315.
This part of ISO 13315 covers secondary effects of the production of concrete and execution of concrete structures.
This part of ISO 13315 may also cover the economic and social effects of environmental consideration in the
production of concrete and execution of concrete structures.
NOTE 1 ISO 16814 is available for reference as a standard for the indoor pollution of buildings.
NOTE 2 The working environments of plants and construction sites are generally prescribed by industrial safety
and health laws.
NOTE 3 In buildings, global warming substances are mainly emitted from energy consumption due to the operation of
heating, ventilating and air-conditioning equipment.
NOTE 4 The beneficial effects such as thermal mass and other functions of concrete and concrete structures may be
taken into account.
NOTE 5 The secondary effects of the production of concrete include the future possibility of leaching of heavy metals from
concrete or the absorption of heavy metals from the environment, the effect of waste treatments on the environment, etc.