Comparing environmental impacts of buildings with eco-bat

Favre, Didier (School of Management and Engineering Vaud, HES-SO // University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland) ; Citherlet, Stéphane (School of Management and Engineering Vaud, HES-SO // University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland)

This paper presents the features of Eco-Bat, a computer program developed to assess the environmental impacts of buildings, including construction materials and energy consumed, during its life cycle. The methodology used to evaluate environmental impacts based on a life cycle assessment (LCA) approach, compatible with ISO 14040 standards, is detailed. The data are mainly extracted from Ecoinvent (Anon A). Two applications are presented to illustrate the possibilities offered by Eco-Bat. The first one is a comparison of different variants of building facades. The second example shows the analysis of a whole building including its energy consumption.


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Conference Type:
full paper
Faculty:
Ingénierie et Architecture
School:
HEIG-VD
Institute:
IGT - Institut de Génie Thermique
Publisher:
Beijing, China, 3-6 September 2007
Date:
2007-09
Beijing, China
3-6 September 2007
Pagination:
pp. 1910-1915
Published in:
Proceedings of the International IBPSA Conference, Buildings Simulation, 3-6 September 2007, Beijing, China
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