Journal article

Towards an integrated approach for evaluating both the life cycle environmental and financial performance of a building: a review

M Fouche, RH Crawford

Procedia Engineering | Elsevier | Published : 2017


© 2017 The Authors.A building is responsible for the emission of a significant amount of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions over the various stages of its life cycle. Industry and government have been primarily focused on assessing and implementing mitigation measures related to the operational GHG emissions of buildings, leaving the emissions related to other life cycle stages, such as raw material extraction and maintenance, largely ignored. However, the uptake of assessments, such as life cycle assessment (LCA), and mitigation measures that consider buildings' emissions from a life cycle perspective has been slow due to various barriers. One such barrier that has not been as widely documented..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This research is funded by the CRC for Low Carbon Living Ltd supported by the Cooperative Research Centres program, an Australian Government initiative, under the RP Integrated Carbon Metrics Project.