LCA - Life Cycle Assessment

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Post date: 15 Feb 2012
Type: News

Aluminium is a very young metal, extracted for the first time in 1854. Commercially produced as a precious metal from 1886, its industrial production for civil applications only took off in the 1950’s. The first well-known application in buildings dates back to 1898, when the dome of San Gioacchino’s Church in Rome was clad in aluminium sheets. The stunning Art Deco-inspired Empire State Building in New York was the first building to use anodised aluminium components back in 1931.
Post date: 9 Gen 2012
Type: Publication

I would like to start a discussion about the application of life cycle assessment (LCA) and life cycle thinking (LCT)  in the design and refurbishing of buildings. LCA allows considering the impact in all the stages of their life cycle, including the production of the building materials and equipment, the transportation and construction, the use and maintenance, and the final disposal. Therefore the life cycle approach allows to avoid trade-offs between stages of the life cycle of products, impact categories or geographical areas.
Post date: 25 Ott 2011
Type: Note

Post date: 11 Giu 2010
Type: Tool

Post date: 3 Giu 2010
Type: Link

The International Reference Life Cycle Data System (ILCD) Handbook provides detailed guidance on how to conduct a Life Cycle Assessment to quantify the emissions, resources consumed and the pressures on the environment and human health that can be attributed to a product. It has been developed by the European Commission's Joint Research Centre in cooperation with the Directorate-General for Environment. The ILCD Handbook is in line with international standards and has been established through a series of extensive public and stakeholder consultations.
Post date: 26 Mag 2010
Type: Publication

Post date: 15 Apr 2010
Type: Publication

Post date: 18 Dic 2009
Type: Tool