Improving the Uncertainties of Building's Lifetime in the Evaluation of Environmental Impacts

Endrit Hoxha*

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Abstract

Despite the large amount of existing research that has focused on the analysis of the uncertainties of environmental impacts of buildings, the improvement of its reliability still remains a problem. Current studies highlighted the influence of uncertainties in the minimization of effectiveness of life cycle assessment (LCA) method for decision making. With an aim of improving the reliability for strengthening the comparison of building projects, in this study, we propose a novel way of interpretation of environmental impacts. Coupling uncertainty and sensitivity analysis to the model for the evaluation of environmental impacts of buildings was possible to improve the robustness of project comparisons. Moreover, it is found that the contribution of uncertainties of inputs is not the same for different values of a building’s lifetime.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGreen Energy and Technology
Pages125-136
Number of pages12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2020

Publication series

NameGreen Energy and Technology
ISSN (Print)1865-3529
ISSN (Electronic)1865-3537

Keywords

  • Embodied carbon
  • Projects comparison
  • Sensitivity analysis
  • Uncertainty analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

Fields of Expertise

  • Sustainable Systems

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