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Identification of tools for cost-benefit and LCC analysis and success factors for very low-energy housing

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This report describes in detail the set of tools used for identifying success factors for very-low energy housing. The emphasis of these tools is system analysis, where economic and environmental assessments are the basis. The assessments are performed as comparison between conventional and very low-energy buildings, with the same basic geometry in order to easily pin point the differences.

Each of eight partner countries within IEE NorthPass project (2009-2012) contributed with input data representative for their country and building tradition, the assessment was done for two types of houses a single-family house and a multi-family house — resulting in data for 4 houses in total from each country and a grand total of 32 houses. The input used and the collection of input data is described in the report. The goal, scope and limitations of the system analysis are described in detail together with system boundaries and basic methodologies for LCA, LCC and CBA.

This, and other NorthPass result reports can be uploaded from the project website www.northpass.eu