Integrated life cycle design : application to concrete multi-dwelling buildings
Abstract: This work examines the application of ILCD (Integrated Life Cycle Design), to Swedish concrete multi-dwelling buildings. The aim of the study is to look into methodological issues of ILCD and to present the fundamental attributes of dwelling buildings and how they relate to concrete as a structural material. Methods for prediction of two important life cycle attributes: the economy and energy use are examined and verified using comparisons of the real performance of some existing modern Swedish concrete dwelling buildings. Potential differences in life cycle performance are examined in parameter studies. A qualitative method to asses indoor environment in existing building is employed in one case.
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