5.4 Life cycle impact assessment (LCIA)

5.4  Life cycle impact assessment (LCIA) G-27 Choice of environmental indicators – screening and simplified LCA. G-28 Choice of environmental indicators – Complete LCA. G-29 Abiotic resources depletion indicator G-30 Land use indicator G-31 Biodiversity indicator G-32 Human toxicity and … Continue reading

G-27 (Buildings) / G-25 (Products) Choice of environmental indicators – screening and simplified LCA

Aspect G-27 (Buildings) / G-25 (Products) Choice of environmental indicators – screening and simplified LCA Description The choice of a set of environmental indicators should always try to avoid pollution transfer. Currently, a large number of indicators can be found … Continue reading

G-28 (Buildings) / G-26 (Products) Choice of environmental indicators – Complete LCA

Aspect G-28 (Buildings) / G-26 (Products) Choice of environmental indicators – Complete LCA Description The choice of a set of environmental indicators should always try to avoid pollution transfer. Currently, a large number of indicators can be found in the … Continue reading

G-29 (Buildings) / G-27 (Products) Abiotic resources depletion indicator

Aspect G-29 (Buildings) / G-27 (Products) Abiotic resources depletion indicator Description In LCA, different indicators can be used for assessing the use of resources. These can be based on a thermodynamic approach (use of energy or exergy indicators), on a … Continue reading

G-30 (Buildings) / G-28 (Products) Land use indicator

Aspect G-30 (Buildings) / G-28 (Products) Land use indicator Description Land-use change is linked to human activities such as the exploitation of land for agricultural, industrial, residential, recreational, or other purposes. Currently, several LCIA methods exist, providing both midpoint and … Continue reading

G-31 (Buildings) / G-29 (Products) Biodiversity indicator

Aspect G-31 (Buildings) / G-29 (Products) Biodiversity indicator Description The loss of species and their diversity caused by destruction of their habitat has become one of the pivotal topics of environmental political actions in recent years. For years the scientific … Continue reading

G-32 (Buildings) / G-30 (Products) Human toxicity and ecotoxicity indicators

Aspect G-32 (Buildings) / G-30 (Products) Human toxicity and ecotoxicity indicators Description LCIA methodologies usually include midpoint or endpoint indicators for three area of protection: resources, human health and ecosystem. For the two last areas of protection, different indicators are … Continue reading

G-33 (Buildings) / G-31 (Products) Ionizing radiation indicator

Aspect G-33 (Buildings) / G-31 (Products) Ionizing radiation indicator Description ‘Ionizing radiation’ is an impact category in LCA related to the damage to human health and ecosystems that is linked to the emissions of radionuclides throughout a product or building … Continue reading

G-34 (Buildings) / G-32 (Products) Water consumption as a new impact category

Aspect G-34 (Buildings) / G-32 (Products) Water consumption as a new impact category Description The water consumed during the life cycle of a product or a building can have an impact on the environment. This impact actually depends on the … Continue reading