GIS-based Life Cycle Assessment of urban building stocks retrofitting- a bottom-up framework applied to Luxembourg
Alessio Mastrucci, Emil Popovici, Antonino Marvuglia, Luís De Sousa, Enrico Benetto, Ulrich Leopold
Available Online September 2015.
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- Urban building stocks, Retrofitting, Life Cycle Assessment, Spatio-temporal database, Geographical Information Systems
- 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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TY - CONF AU - Alessio Mastrucci AU - Emil Popovici AU - Antonino Marvuglia AU - Luís De Sousa AU - Enrico Benetto AU - Ulrich Leopold PY - 2015/09 DA - 2015/09 TI - GIS-based Life Cycle Assessment of urban building stocks retrofitting- a bottom-up framework applied to Luxembourg BT - EnviroInfo and ICT for Sustainability 2015 PB - Atlantis Press SP - 47 EP - 56 SN - 2352-538X UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/ict4s-env-15.2015.6 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/ict4s-env-15.2015.6 ID - Mastrucci2015/09 ER -