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Life cycle assessment of building products-a realistic model of useful life



Title: Life cycle assessment of building products-a realistic model of useful life
Author(s): G. Wörle, K. Sedlbauer
Paper category : conference
Book title: International Symposium on Intergrated Life-Cycle Design of Materials and Structures
Editor(s): A. Sarja
Print-ISBN: 951-758-408-3
e-ISBN: 235158029X
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2000
Pages: 217 - 220
Total Pages: 4
Nb references: 3
Language: English


Abstract: In contrast to non-durable goods, there are considerable differences in the life cycle assessment of building products which are basically related to the lengthy useful life of building products. So far, studies did not model the useful life in a standardized or detailed form, although this may have the greatest influence in the result of the life cycle assessment, as far as certain environmental parameters are concerned. For the above-mentioned reasons the Fraunhofer Institutes (IBP and IVV) developed a new method and software for time-resolved screening of the useful life and deriving minimum demands for LCAs of building products.


Online publication: 2000-04-30
Classification: COMPUTER APPLICATIONS AND SOFTWARE TOOLS FOR LIFE-CYCLE DESIGN
Publication type : full_text
Public price (Euros): 0.00
doi: 10.1617/235158029X.039