INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT, vol.17, no.3, pp.337-349, 2012 (SCI-Expanded)
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INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT
Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
Environmental life cycle assessment, Interior renovation, Lifetime, Monte Carlo analysis, Residential buildings, Uncertainty analysis, CYCLE ASSESSMENT, ENERGY USE, ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCE, FLOORING MATERIALS, CONSTRUCTION, WOOD, EMISSIONS, COVERINGS, PHASE
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Purpose Many life cycle assessment (LCA) studies do not adequately address the actual lifetime of buildings and building products, but rather assume a typical value. The goal of this study was to determine the impact of lifetime on residential building LCA results. Including accurate lifetime data into LCA allows a better understanding of a product's environmental impact that would ultimately enhance the accuracy of LCA results.