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Author(s): Nakajima, S., Yamaguchi, N., Koga, J., Nakajima, M., Momohara, I., Ohmura, W. and Tomura, S.
Paper category: Conference
Book title: XIII International Conference on Durability of Building Materials and Components - XIII DBMC
Editor(s): Marco Quattrone, Vanderley M. John
Print ISBN: none
e-ISBN: 978-2-35158-149-0
Publication year: 2015
Pages: 158-165
Total Pages: 8
Language: English

Abstract: There are many useful tools that can calculate the LCCO2 of wooden buildings. In most of these tools the embodied CO2 of wooden buildings is not precisely calculated with regard to the service life of the building elements. Buildings designed for durability will have much more environmental benefit than normally designed buildings in terms of CO2 emission. Life cycle assessment tools with engines that can precisely evaluate the service life of buildings or building elements could encourage durable design and consequently promote low carbon society.

Methodology and computer assisted calculation tool were developed to calculate both the service life and embodied CO2 of wooden buildings. The service life prediction method was developed by applying the “Factor Method”. By giving the location of the building, the types of the materials and components, the weather protection design of the building and the quality of maintenance works the tool can calculate the service life and life cycle embodied CO2 of the assessed building. The outline of the tool and the results of the case studies are reported in the paper.

Online publication: 2015
Publication Type: full_text
Public price (Euros): 0.00

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