Integrating indoor environmental quality metrics in a dynamic life cycle assessment framework for buildings

William O. Collinge, Amy E. Landis, Alex K. Jones, Laura A. Schaefer, Melissa M. Bilec

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Abstract

A framework was developed for integrating indoor environmental quality (IEQ) into life cycle assessment (LCA). The framework was explored using a university building as a case study. Results showed that including IEQ aspects in whole-building LCA revealed internal impacts at least as high or higher than external impacts. For human health respiratory effects, building-specific indoor impacts from the case study were 50% higher than general impacts in conventional LCA. Tradeoffs and synergies with traditional LCA impact categories appear to result mainly from differences in energy consumption relating to different IEQ parameters such as ventilation and filtration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2012 IEEE International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology, ISSST 2012
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 19 2012
Event2012 IEEE International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology, ISSST 2012 - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: May 16 2012May 18 2012

Publication series

NameIEEE International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology
ISSN (Print)2157-524X
ISSN (Electronic)2157-5258

Other

Other2012 IEEE International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology, ISSST 2012
CountryUnited States
CityBoston, MA
Period5/16/125/18/12

Keywords

  • Buildings
  • Dynamic Life Cycle Assessment
  • Indoor Air Quality
  • Indoor Environmental Quality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Collinge, W. O., Landis, A. E., Jones, A. K., Schaefer, L. A., & Bilec, M. M. (2012). Integrating indoor environmental quality metrics in a dynamic life cycle assessment framework for buildings. In 2012 IEEE International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology, ISSST 2012 [6227992] (IEEE International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology). https://doi.org/10.1109/ISSST.2012.6227992