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Life cycle assessment of industrial and commercial buildings using a new steel

Title: Life cycle assessment of industrial and commercial buildings using a new steel
Author(s): M. Gurung, M. Mahendran
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: 324 - 328
Total Pages: 5
Nb references: 6
Language: English

Abstract: The paper relates to comparative life cycle assessment as applied to building systems, and summarizes the cost-in-use information into an integrated system. It considers the benefits of a new steel portal frame system proposed recently for industrial and commercial buildings.
The life cycle assessments of the new steel portal frame building system incorporating the energy efficient sandwich panels for use in industrial and commercial buildings are compared with those of the conventional building system. The improvements in the energy efficiency of industrial / commercial building system using sandwich panels are quantified. Results from life cycle analysis of both the new as well as conventional portal frame building systems are presented. The sensitivity analysis clearly reveals that the new system provides not only an economic solution, but also a better energy-efficient mode1 for commercial / industrial building design in the Australian environment.

Online publication: 2000-04-30
Publication type : full_text
Public price (Euros): 0.00
doi: 10.1617/235158029X.059

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