Environmental impacts of the UK residential sector : Life cycle assessment of houses

@inproceedings{CullarFranca2016EnvironmentalIO,
  title={Environmental impacts of the UK residential sector : Life cycle assessment of houses},
  author={Rosa M. Cu{\'e}llar-Franca and Adisa Azapagic},
  year={2016}
}
This paper presents for the first time the results of a full life cycle assessment (LCA)1 study for the three most common types of house in the UK: detached, semi-detached and terraced. All life cycle stages are considered, including house construction, use and demolition after 50 years. The results indicate that the use stage has the largest contribution to most environmental impacts. For example, the global warming potential (GWP)2 over the 50-year lifetime of the detached house is 455 t of… CONTINUE READING