Integration of LCa in the planning, design and construction of residential buildings
Research Project , 2019

Boverket has proposed the mandatory introduction of LCA-based climate declarations for the construction of new multi-family residential buildings in Sweden. In order for these climate declarations to lead to building life cycles with improved sustainability performance, it is necessary that the declaration forms an integral part of the planning, design and construction stages of building projects. Currently, many well executed LCA studies do not lead to intended changes in the sustainability performance of mainstream buildings. While experience with LCA studies of buildings is rising, there is still a lack of understanding how LCA results may lead to sustainable innovations mainstream building projects. In this research project we aim finding out how and where LCA may lead to changes in the planning, design and construction of multi-family residential buildings and effectively reach a higher sustainability performance


Holger Wallbaum (contact)

Full Professor at Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Building Technology

Henrikke Baumann

Full Professor at Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Environmental Systems Analysis



Funding Chalmers participation during 2019–2020

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