Influence of service life on Life Cycle Assessments

H. van Nunen, N.A. Hendriks, P.A. Erkelens

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Environmental assessment is part of present decision making. But, because of difficulties the assessments are not as profound as could be. Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is a cradle-to-grave approach and consequently a time factor is embedded. Until now this time factor is fixed and calculations are based on index figures. One of these index figures is the service life of a product. The accuracy of this service life can be questioned. The service life is influenced by many aspects. Three of these aspects also have an influence on the environmental burden: premature replacement, sequential use and subdivision of environmental burden. These aspects lead to a service life different from the index figures and as a result the environmental burden of the building (or component) will differ as well. Aim of this article is to indicate the value of knowledge about service life. Only with a valid service life further assessments are useful and profound environmental assessments can be carried out.
Originele taal-2Engels
Titel2nd International symposium Integrated life-time engineering of buildings and civil infrastructures, Kuopio, Finland
Plaats van productieRotterdam, Netherlands
UitgeverijIn-house publishing
Pagina's487-493
StatusGepubliceerd - 2003

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life cycle
environmental assessment
services
replacement
decision making
index

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van Nunen, H., Hendriks, N. A., & Erkelens, P. A. (2003). Influence of service life on Life Cycle Assessments. In 2nd International symposium Integrated life-time engineering of buildings and civil infrastructures, Kuopio, Finland (blz. 487-493). Rotterdam, Netherlands: In-house publishing.
van Nunen, H. ; Hendriks, N.A. ; Erkelens, P.A. / Influence of service life on Life Cycle Assessments. 2nd International symposium Integrated life-time engineering of buildings and civil infrastructures, Kuopio, Finland. Rotterdam, Netherlands : In-house publishing, 2003. blz. 487-493
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van Nunen, H, Hendriks, NA & Erkelens, PA 2003, Influence of service life on Life Cycle Assessments. in 2nd International symposium Integrated life-time engineering of buildings and civil infrastructures, Kuopio, Finland. In-house publishing, Rotterdam, Netherlands, blz. 487-493.

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2nd International symposium Integrated life-time engineering of buildings and civil infrastructures, Kuopio, Finland. Rotterdam, Netherlands : In-house publishing, 2003. blz. 487-493.

Onderzoeksoutput: Hoofdstuk in Boek/Rapport/CongresprocedureConferentiebijdrageAcademicpeer review

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