Proceedings of EnviroInfo and ICT for Sustainability 2015

GIS-based Life Cycle Assessment of urban building stocks retrofitting- a bottom-up framework applied to Luxembourg

Authors
Alessio Mastrucci, Emil Popovici, Antonino Marvuglia, Luís De Sousa, Enrico Benetto, Ulrich Leopold
Corresponding Author
Alessio Mastrucci
Available Online September 2015.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/ict4s-env-15.2015.6How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Urban building stocks, Retrofitting, Life Cycle Assessment, Spatio-temporal database, Geographical Information Systems
Abstract
The building sector represents one of the major sources of environmental impact due especially to space and domestic hot water heating and construction works. A number of studies focused so far on estimating the energy savings and carbon emissions reduction potential achievable by retrofitting urban building stocks, nevertheless a shift to life cycle assessment is needed to properly assess the environmental impacts in a more holistic way. The aim of this study is to develop a geospatial data model for the life cycle assessment of environmental impacts of building stocks at the urban scale. The methodology includes: geospatial processing of building-related data to characterize urban building stocks; a spatio-temporal database to store and manage data; life cycle assessment to estimate potential environmental impacts. The methodology was tested for a case study in Luxembourg and preliminary results regarding the retrofitting stage of residential buildings were provided for one entire city. The data model is part of a wider bottom-up framework being developed to support decision about building stock retrofitting for sustainable urban planning.
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Proceedings
EnviroInfo and ICT for Sustainability 2015
Part of series
Advances in Computer Science Research
Publication Date
September 2015
ISBN
978-94-62520-92-9
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/ict4s-env-15.2015.6How to use a DOI?
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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