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Inter-comparison and benchmarking of LCA-based environmental assessment and design tools

Peuportier, Bruno; Kellenberger, Daniel; Anink, David; Mötzl, Hildegund; Anderson, Jane; Vares, Sirje; Chevalier, Jacques and König, Holger (2004). Inter-comparison and benchmarking of LCA-based environmental assessment and design tools. In: SB04 Warsaw: Regional Central and Eastern European Conference on Sustainable Building, 27-29 Oct 2004, Warsaw, Poland.

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Various methods are proposed to evaluate the environmental quality of buildings. In general, these methods integrate issues of concern like the protection of the human health and eco-system (e.g. protection of the climate, fauna and flora), and the efficient use of resources (energy, water, materials). Life cycle assessment (LCA) allows a quantification of indicators related to these issues and is widely used among industrials as well as academics. This method has been applied in the building sector and several tools have been developed. The precision of these tools and their relevance as a design aid is often questioned. The aim of the work presented here is to have a clearer view upon these questions, and to propose some harmonisation regarding LCA based assessment of buildings. This work has been performed in the frame of the European thematic network PRESCO (Practical Recommendations for Sustainable Construction).

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Keywords: design; SB Proceedings; sustainable construction; comparison; benchmarking; environmental; assessment; tools
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Engineering and Innovation
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Item ID: 59997
Depositing User: Jane Anderson
Date Deposited: 17 Apr 2019 13:37
Last Modified: 22 Apr 2019 22:16
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