LCA

Monte Carlo approach to integrated chemical, physical, and life cycle impact assessments of cement related materials

Deterministic experimental and modelling approaches to understanding cement and concrete properties have greatly advanced over many years. Presently, the physico-chemical properties of high Portland cement (PC) materials are generally well known, as …

A comparative study on the environmental impact of greenhouses: a probabilistic approach

The aim of this study is to investigate the most important drivers of environmental impacts and identify the influence of parameters on the uncertainty of the environmental impacts in various climate zones and future climate scenarios. We couple a …

Building material use and associated environmental impacts in China 2000-2015

Tracking Construction Material over Space and Time: Prospective and Geo-referenced Modeling of Building Stocks and Construction Material Flows

Construction material plays an increasingly important role in the environmental impacts of buildings. In order to investigate impacts of materials on a building level, we present a bottom‐up building stock model that uses three‐dimensional and …

Is a net life cycle balance for energy and materials achievable for a zero emission single-family building in Norway?

Comparative emission analysis of low-energy and zero-emission buildings

Life cycle assessment of dynamic building integrated photovoltaics

Energetic and comfort benefits of composite buildings : Learning from vernacular techniques

Most LCA studies lately have been dealing with the dilemmas which material is more energy-efficient to use: wood or steel, concrete or wood? Unlike to this perception this project takes the idea of Mediterranean vernacular architecture where it has …

Influence of construction material choice and design parameters on greenhouse gas emissions of buildings

Wood has typically lower environmental impacts compared to other materials. However, it also has reduced capacity to store thermal energy, potentially causing increased operating energy demand. Here we investigate this trade-off between environmental …

Housing and mobility demands of individual households and their life cycle assessment.

Household consumption, apart from governmental consumption, is the main driver of worldwide economy. Attached to each household purchase are economic activities along the preceding supply chain, with the associated resource use and emissions. A …