Guidelines to perform Life Cycle Analysis of Buildings

R. Blok, H. Gervasio

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This paper gives a short introduction and attempts to give guidelines on how to perform a life Cycle Analysis (LCA) of a Building. Because a building is a complex system with many subsystems with building elements out of different materials, each fulfilling different functions the LCA of a building can become extremely complex. Because of the interacting subsystems with different service lives the service life of a building as a whole is difficult to predict. The assumed service lives however are of major influence in the outcome of the analysis. A proposal to work with different service life categories is discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of Sustainability of Constructions
EditorsL. Braganca, H. Koukkari, R. Blok
Place of PublicationDresden, Germany
PublisherAddprint AG
ISBN (Print)9783867800945
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Eventconference; Sustainability of Constructions; 2008-10-06; 2008-10-07 -
Duration: 6 Oct 20087 Oct 2008


Conferenceconference; Sustainability of Constructions; 2008-10-06; 2008-10-07
OtherSustainability of Constructions


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