Methodology proposal for the life cycle sustainability assessment applied to retrofitting in a local context

Neila González, Francisco Javier and Touceda, M. and Richard, A. and Degrez, M. (2014). Methodology proposal for the life cycle sustainability assessment applied to retrofitting in a local context. In: "World Sustainable Building Conference WSB14", 28-30 octubre, Barcelona. pp. 235-242.

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Title: Methodology proposal for the life cycle sustainability assessment applied to retrofitting in a local context
Author/s:
  • Neila González, Francisco Javier
  • Touceda, M.
  • Richard, A.
  • Degrez, M.
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: World Sustainable Building Conference WSB14
Event Dates: 28-30 octubre
Event Location: Barcelona
Title of Book: World Sustainable Building Conference WSB14
Date: 2014
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: housing, retrofitting, life cycle sustainability assessment, LCSA, health
Faculty: E.T.S. Arquitectura (UPM)
Department: Construcción y Tecnología Arquitectónica
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

In the European context of upgrading the housing stock energy performance, multiple barriers hinder the wide uptake of sustainable retrofitting practices. Moreover, some of these may imply negative effects often disregarded. Policy makers need to identify how to increase and improve retrofitting practices from the comprehensive point of view of sustainability. None of the existing assessment tools addresses all the issues relevant for sustainable development in a local situation from a life cycle perspective. Life cycle sustainability assessment methodology, or LCSA, analyzes environmental and socioeconomic impacts. The environmental part is quite developed, but the socioeconomic aspect is still challenging. This work proposes socioeconomic criteria to be included in a LCSA to assess retrofitting works in the specific context of Brussels-Capital Region. LCSA feasibility and challenging methodology aspects are discussed.

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Item ID: 36683
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/36683/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:36683
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 14 Oct 2015 07:37
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2020 10:36
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