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Whole building life cycle assessrnent



Title: Whole building life cycle assessrnent
Author(s): J. K. Meil, W. B. Trusty
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: 345 - 349
Total Pages: 5
Nb references: 5
Language: English


Abstract: This paper addresses some practicalities and key data issues to be considered when applying life cycle assessment to buildings. It stresses the importance of accepted research protocols and transparent research processes to ensure equitable treatment of different materials and products, and deals with the issue of ensuring functional equivalence when assessing building products or partial building designs. The paper also provides an overview of ATHENA, an environmental decision support tool developed for the building designers and researchers by the A THENA Institute, highlighting where A THENA fits in the context of integrated design and within the growing spectrum of life cycle assessment tools and methods.


Online publication: 2000-04-30
Classification: LIFE-CYCLE ASSESMENT
Publication type : full_text
Public price (Euros): 0.00
doi: 10.1617/235158029X.063