A framework for the integrated optimisation of the life cycle greenhouse gas emissions and cost of buildings
Short Summary of Resource
This paper describes the development of an integrated framework designed to assist building design professionals in optimising the life cycle GHG and cost of a building
Detailed description of the resource
This paper demonstrates the framework's potential by applying it to glazing design options for a residential building case study. The demonstration of this framework highlights the fact that options such as triple glazing, often heralded as a solution for reducing GHG, may not lead to as great a reduction in life cycle GHG as options such as double glazing (which also comes at a lower LCC for this case study building). This paper not only highlights the need to analyse and select building design options based on both their life cycle GHG and LCC performance but also emphasises the significant amount of uncertainty attached to decision-making in these areas.
CLIMATE AND WEATHER Greenhouse gases, CLIMATE AND WEATHER Mitigation, HUMAN ENVIRONMENT Housing