Review of visualising LCA results in the design process of buildings
Reviewartikel, 2021

Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is increasingly used for decision-making in the design process of buildings and neighbourhoods. Therefore, visualisation of LCA results to support interpretation and decision-making becomes more important. The number of building LCA tools and the published literature has increased substantially in recent years. Most of them include some type of visualisation. However, there are currently no clear guidelines and no harmonised way of presenting LCA results. In this paper, we review the current state of the art in visualising LCA results to provide a structured overview. Furthermore, we discuss recent and potential future developments. The review results show a great variety in visualisation options. By matching them with common LCA goals we provide a structured basis for future developments. Case studies combining different kinds of visualisations within the design environment, interactive dashboards, and immersive technologies, such as virtual reality, show a big potential for facilitating the interpretation of LCA results and collaborative design processes. The overview and recommendations presented in this paper provide a basis for future development of intuitive and design-integrated visualisation of LCA results to support decision-making.



Life cycle assessment (LCA)



Alexander Hollberg

Chalmers, Arkitektur och samhällsbyggnadsteknik, Byggnadsteknologi

Benedek Kiss

Budapesti Muszaki es Gazdasagtudomanyi Egyetem

M. Röck

Technische Universität Graz

B. Soust-Verdaguer

Universidad de Sevilla

Aoife Houlihan Wiberg

Ulster University

Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet

Sébastien Lasvaux

University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland

Alina Galimshina

Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich (ETH)

Guillaume Habert

Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich (ETH)

Building and Environment

0360-1323 (ISSN)

Vol. 190 107530




Människa-datorinteraktion (interaktionsdesign)



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