Life Cycle Assessment Applications To Construction Sector



The Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) is a method developed to assess environmental impacts associated with all the stages of a product’s life “from cradle to grave” (from raw material extraction, materials processing, production, transport, use, maintenance until end of life). The LCA has been developed for the industry but can also be applied to construction sector. The research was developed in several stages in order to know the Life Cycle Analysis and to test its application at different levels in the construction sector: products, building elements and new or existing buildings.