Project Details

Description

The aim of the project is to make it easier to reduce environmental impact of buildings by further developing the industry tool, LCAbyg.

Buldings have large impacts on the environement. To reduce this, Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of buildings is increasingly used. In Denmark, the focus on the use of LCA for buildings have increased within the last decade. This resulted in the development of the national tool LCAbyg to perform LCA on buildings.

This project develops the tool LCAbyg towards better integration with existing design tools used by architects and engineers. Integration with existing design tools have obvious potentials in efficiency. Furthermore integrating LCA with design tools will encourage use of the tool in the early design stages, to make informed decisions on materials and design.

Further, the project will investigate implementation of renovation projects in LCAbyg. Renovation projects have a large potential to reduce impacts compared to new buildings because most materials already exist in the project and renovation initiatives can help reduce the operational energy use of the building.
StatusActive
Effective start/end date01/05/202030/04/2023

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Keywords

  • Life cycle assessment
  • Building design
  • Renovation potentials
  • Digital building models
  • LCAbyg

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