Air leakage has strong influence on building life cycle impacts
Author(s)Hester, Joshua; Gregory, Jeremy; Kirchain, Randolph
Making informed decisions at the earliest stages of the design process can lead to improved building performance. There are many aspects of a building’s design that can influence overall energy consumption. This research identifies air leakage as influential in determining the life cycle impacts of a residential building. This brief presents results from an analysis using the CSHub’s streamlined building life cycle assessment (LCA) tool, the Building Attribute to Impact Algorithm (BAIA).
CSHub Research Brief;Vol 3, 2017
Buildings, Buildings LCA, Residential Buildings, Life Cycle Assessment, Building energy demand, Air leakage, Global warming potential (GWP)
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