A consumption based LCA tool for housing management

Riikka Kyrö, Jukka Heinonen, Seppo Junnila

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Abstract

The housing sector accounts for roughly 30% of the total annual energy consumption in the developed nations. Notwithstanding, sustainable housing management has not received sufficient attention previously, even though the role of housing managers can be considered significant in reducing the energy consumption of existing residential buildings. This study proposes a concept for a comprehensive and consumption based carbon management tool for professional housing managers. The tool employs a tiered hybrid life cycle assessment approach to evaluate all emissions derived from housing company activities. This paper explores the attitudes and ideas of the housing managers themselves. Based on the interviews, it appears the managers and their clients would benefit from the easy-to-use, quick and nonlabor or data intensive tool.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDesign for Innovative Value Towards a Sustainable Society
EditorsMitsutaka Matsumoto, Yasushi Umeda, Keijiro Masui, Shinichi Fukushige
PublisherSpringer
Pages261-263
ISBN (Electronic)978-94-007-3010-6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Other Engineering and Technologies

Free keywords

  • housing management
  • IO-LCA
  • energy consumption
  • Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions

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