The building sector has become much greener. To get such credentials it has adopted methods borrowed from other industries, such as life cycle analysis (LCA), which looks at the environmental impact of a building at every stage from its creation to its decommissioning. “Taking a global view over the entire life cycle of a building avoids a shift of burden”, Katrin Lenz tells youris.com. She is an expert in LCA at the Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics in Stuttgart, Germany, and a partner in the DIRECTION project aiming to develop low energy buildings.
Post date: 30 Jan 2013
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