Inclusion of on-site renewables in design-stage building life cycle assessments

Galpin, C. and Moncaster, A. (2017). Inclusion of on-site renewables in design-stage building life cycle assessments. Energy Procedia, 134 pp. 452–461.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2017.09.603

Abstract

This paper investigates the inclusion of renewables in building life cycle assessments. On-site renewable electricity generation is increasingly common in the built environment, but existing guidance for the inclusion of these renewable systems in design-stage life cycle assessment is limited. The life cycle assessment of a building with 42.8 kWpeak solar photovoltaic array is used as a case study to investigate the effect of different assumptions on the assessment outcome. The case study results are then used to suggest good practice. The paper also highlights where further research is required to provide reliable design-stage assessments in future.

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