Combining building thermal simulation methods and LCA methods

Frank Pedersen, Klaus Hansen, Kim Bjarne Wittchen, Karl Grau Sørensen, Kjeld Johnsen

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Abstract

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).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 8th Symposium on Building Physics in the Nordic Countries : Nordic Symposium on Building Physics 2008, NSB2008
EditorsCarsten Rode
Volume2
PublisherTechnical University of Denmark (DTU)
Publication date2008
Pages605-611
ISBN (Print)978-87-7877-265-7
Publication statusPublished - 2008
EventNSB2008, 8th Symposium on Building Physics in the Nordic Countries : Symposium on Building Physics in the Nordic Countries - Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 16 Jun 200818 Jun 2008
Conference number: 8

Conference

ConferenceNSB2008, 8th Symposium on Building Physics in the Nordic Countries : Symposium on Building Physics in the Nordic Countries
Number8
CountryDenmark
CityCopenhagen
Period16/06/200818/06/2008
SeriesBYGDTU Report
NumberR-189
ISSN1601-2917

Keywords

  • thermal simulation
  • energy performance
  • life cycle assessment

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