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MIT Webinar: Greener Buildings: A Streamlined Approach to Life Cycle Assessment

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Presented by: CSHub Executive Director, Dr. Jeremy Gregory

Thursday, March 15, at 11 a.m. Eastern time

Life cycle assessment (LCA) seeks to quantify the environmental impacts of infrastructure over a lifetime by identifying and accounting for impacts resulting from each phase of the life cycle. LCA can be used to obtain credits in certification systems like LEED, but traditional LCA methods can be time, resource and data intensive. For complex systems like residential buildings, these demands can lead to delayed assessments with evaluations carried out after important design decisions have already been made, reducing their effectiveness.

CSHub researchers have developed a streamlined approach to LCA that requires significantly less time and data, which can reduce expense as well as uncertainty and allow assessments to be conducted earlier in the building design process when decisions can have the greatest impact. This Webinar will present an overview of the CSHub’s streamlined tool, known as the Building Attribute to Impact Algorithm, and a discussion of recent work on the topic.

Click here for more information and to register.


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