The paper presents a methodology for carbon footprint assessment of buildings according to the current European standard. The analytical formulas are proposed to assess the carbon footprint through emissions calculation for the building life cycle including extraction, transportation, and processing of raw materials, construction and installation process, operation, maintenance, and repair, as well as liquidation and disposal. Beyond the life cycle boundaries, the possible benefits from recycling and reuse of building components and materials are considered.
The paper presents the results of sewage sludge and carbon mud waste analysis. The conception of complex thermal utilization of sewage sludge and carbon mud was shown. On the basis of our study a granulated alternative fuel was created. Alternative fuels from sewage sludge co-processing help to reduce the usage of natural fuels in the cement industry and decrease the amount of unused waste.
The article summarizes the preconditions for the environmental paradigm formation. It has been set up that implementation of the environmental paradigm has been mostly held in sustainable development doctrine that being an economic theory has stimulated the progress of logistics in the direction of "green" logistics. The evolution of the "green" logistics concept has been researched in retrospect. Determinants that will have an impact on its future development have been identified. The development of logistics industry in Ukraine has been analyzed.