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Environmental assessment of rebuilding and possible performance improvements effect on a national scale
KTH, Superseded Departments, Building Sciences and Engineering.
2004 (English)In: Building and Environment, ISSN 0360-1323, E-ISSN 1873-684X, Vol. 39, no 12, 1453-1465 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The paper deals with improvements on environmental significant activities related to the life supporting function "building and housing", using life cycle assessment (LCA). In the calculation, back-casting technique is utilised and implies to a future scenario, based on known technology. Besides heating, waste water treatment is a significant issue, according to the definition of building and housing function practised. The main conclusions from the assessment are that rebuilding is an environmentally better choice than the construction of a new building, if the same essential environmentally related functional performance is reached. Furthermore, the case study and the national estimates performed prove that the potential environmental impact can be reduced by about 70% for the heating service and 75% for the waste water system, if the suggested measures are performed.

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2004. Vol. 39, no 12, 1453-1465 p.
Keyword [en]
ecological sustainable building, life cycle assessment (LCA), back-casting, rebuilding, multi-dwelling, energy conservation, waste water conservation
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Civil Engineering
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-39753DOI: 10.1016/j.buildenv.2004.06.001ISI: 000224741200007Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-4344601866OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-39753DiVA: diva2:443487
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QC 20110926Available from: 2011-09-26 Created: 2011-09-12 Last updated: 2017-12-08Bibliographically approved

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