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Integrated life cycle analysis of residential buildings: benchmarks and uncertainties

Author(s): T. Lützkendorf, N. Kohler, H. König
Paper category: symposium
Book title: International Symposium on Life Cycle Assessment and Construction – Civil engineering and buildings
Editor(s): A. Ventura and C. de la Roche
Print ISBN: 978-2-35158-127-8
e-ISBN: 978-2-35158-128-5
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Pages: 28 - 36
Total Pages: 9
Language: English

Abstract: The building specific LCA differs from other LCA by the uncertainty of the long observation period. The framework of an integrated analysis (life cycle costing, life cycle impact assessment, energy calculation and health risk assessment) allows a cross validation and a link to measured data (costs, energy consumption, user satisfaction). In the same framework consistent benchmarks (reference-, limit- and target-values) can be established as a basis for sustainability assessment. The “solution space” of different benchmarks can be compared to an “uncertainty space”. First results of this approach are presented and the influence of the reference study period is discussed.

Online publication: 2012
Publication Type: full_text
Public price (Euros): 0.00

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