Thsi paper describes recent efforts made by the Danish Building Research Institute regarding the integration of a life cycle assessment (LCA) method into a whole building hygro-thermal simulation tool. The motivation for the work is that the increased requirements to the energy performance of buildings (as expressed in EU Directive 2002/91/EC), may in the future be supplemented by requirements to the environmental impact of buildings. This can be seen by the fact that EU recently has given EN mandate to prepare standards for environmental assessment of buildings (CEN/TC 350).
Proceedings of the 8th Symposium on Building Physics in the Nordic Countries: Nordic Symposium on Building Physics 2008, Nsb2008, 2008, p. 605-611
varmesimulation; thermal simulation; energy performance; life cycle assessment
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NSB2008, 8th Symposium on Building Physics in the Nordic Countries : Symposium on Building Physics in the Nordic Countries, 2008