Turning dynamic LCA principles into practice

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The building and construction sector quantifies the environmental impacts of buildings using the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) method. To put LCA into practice often simplified application of the LCA method is used, without considering timely aspects. Instead, the method dynamic LCA includes timely aspects, which are more complex in the modeling and thus difficult to apply. To investigate the consequences of using the dynamic LCA method, this study develops a tool that takes data available in a simple LCA tool that follows the standardized LCA method and calculates dynamic LCA results. The tool reimplements the calculation engine from the simple LCA tool and adds the more complex aspects of dynamic LCA afterward. Doing so makes it possible to add other complex methods to the original calculation engine to help investigate more complex methodological aspects in the future.

Original languageEnglish
Article number152025
Book seriesJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number15
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2023
Event2023 International Conference on the Built Environment in Transition, CISBAT 2023 - EPFL, Hybrid, Lausanne, Switzerland
Duration: 13 Sept 202315 Sept 2023


Conference2023 International Conference on the Built Environment in Transition, CISBAT 2023
CityHybrid, Lausanne
SponsorSwiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne, Smart Living Lab, Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE)
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  • built environment
  • programming
  • sustainability
  • tools


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