Determines the impacts of a typical house design
Completion: March 2011
This study used LCA to determine the impacts of a typical house design, while at the same time testing newly available inventory data for timber products. In doing so, the study also explores the implications of uniform building efficiency requirements as viewed through an ‘LCA’ lens. The study identified underlying issues for building practitioners in an environment where methodologies such as LCA and how mandatory building performance are forming key elements of building design criteria.