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Low Resource consumption buildings and constructions by use of LCA in design and decision making

Objective

LoRe-LCA aims to coordinate activities regarding the application of LCA in the European construction sector, focusing on comparing and improving the functional units used for LCA for whole buildings, improving the possibilities to compare results for different alternatives during design stage, and for comparison of results for different buildings. The project focuses on harmonisation and use of LCA-methods in design and decision-making for reaching overall goals of reduced resource consumption. The main objectives are: 1. Analyse the potential and restrictions of the European building regulations framework to influence the resource consumption in construction, and to derive policy recommendations on energy, pollution prevention, landfill, waste, etc, 2.Collect and compare assessment methods of environmental performance used in different countries, with emphasis on LCA methods, to facilitate meaningful evaluation and communication to stakeholders including the public. 3. Support the standardisation activities of CEN TC350 and other initiatives by taking into account the different approaches and local specificities which exist and provide input to European harmonisation activities. 4. Encourage the use of LCA methodologies by dissemination to the relevant actors in the design and construction process. 5. Resolve methodological problems related to the scope and limits of the system under study by defining needs and objectives of different user groups, hereunder defining functional units and performance indicators, for instance for health and indoor climate, to ensure comparability. 6. Facilitate comparisons and scenarios to improve decision making at the design stage and provide guidelines on the use of benchmarking data. 7. Establish best practices for use of LCA in design and decision, analysing case studies and looking at products and the building/construction as a whole. 8. Implement the use of open standards to facilitate use of LCA tools in design

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/environmental sciences/pollution

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2007-1
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Funding Scheme

CSA-CA - Coordination (or networking) actions
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Coordinator

STIFTELSEN SINTEF
Address
Strindveien 4
7034 Trondheim
Norway
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 284 733
Administrative Contact
Reidar Buvik (Mr.)

Participants (7)

ASSOCIATION POUR LA RECHERCHE ET LE DEVELOPPEMENT DES METHODES ET PROCESSUS INDUSTRIELS
France
EU contribution
€ 116 322,80
Address
Boulevard Saint Michel 60
75272 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Delphine Bonnin (Mr.)
FUNDACION CIRCE CENTRO DE INVESTIGACION DE RECURSOS Y CONSUMOS ENERGETICOS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 63 493,80
Address
Parque Empresarial Dinamiza, Avda. De Ranillas, 3D
50018 Zaragoza
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Antonio F. Valero Capilla (Prof.)
INTERDISZIPLINARES FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM FUR TECHNIK, ARBEIT UND KULTUR
Austria
EU contribution
€ 75 728
Address
Schloegelgasse 2
8010 Graz
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Heimo Staller (Mr.)
SOFIA ENERGY CENTRE LTD
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 92 080,40
Address
Galitchitsa 37 Entr 2 2Nd Floor
1164 Sofia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Evelina Stoykova (Ms.)
EMI EPITESUGYI MINOSEGELLENORZO INNOVACIOS NONPROFIT KFT
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 101 757
Address
Dozsa Gyorgy St 26
2000 Szentendre
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Károly Matolcsy (Dr.)
KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 53 767,50
Address
Brinellvagen 8
100 44 Stockholm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Marina Backer Skaar
CalCon Holding GmbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 53 767,50
Address
Goethestraße 74
80336 München
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Siegfried Geiger