Building life cycle

Building life cycle

The amortized annual cost of a building, including capital costs, installation costs, operating costs, maintenance costs, and disposal costs discounted over the lifetime of the building.
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Services in the building life cycle such as acquisition services, mortgage charges, construction and property management, maintenance charges, etc.
Firstly, the interviewees mapped the use of LCA considerations onto a graphical figure illustrating a timeline with six phases of a building life cycle (Table 1).
Bogdan would execute strategies to support concretes position within green building standards, and manage education and certification programs like Whole Building Life Cycle Assessment, Environmental Product Declarations, Responsible Sourcing, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Ingredient Disclosure (Health Product Declarations, Cradle to Cradle, GreenScreen, etc.
81 on Building Economics for determining building life cycle costs.
This is the topic of a technical presentation titled “Connecting Use-Phase Benefits with Whole Building Life Cycle Assessment,” presented by Jerry Phelan, Codes and Standard Advocate, Building Energy Performance and LCA Specialist, Bayer MaterialScience LLC.
Considering environmental impacts in the design phase of a building is crucial, and the main objective of an appropriate building life cycle analyzing tool should be usability during the design phase of buildings, since the opportunity to reduce the building's environmental impact decreases substantially after its design is completed (Kohler and Lutzkendorf 2002; Lloyd et al.
This is not a great limitation because the aim of this research is to promote the sustainability of the building sector to establish an objective and effective environmental assessment system for building materials and also to evaluate environmental impacts across the building life cycle.
Results over the entire building life cycle indicate that construction, while not as significant as the use phase, is as important as other life-cycle stages (Bilec et al.
He said that by adopting the green concepts costs will drastically reduce when the complete building life cycle costs are considered.
ASHRAE has made significant steps toward enhancing the operation and maintenance aspects of the building life cycle.
The knowledge on the ecological assessment of a building life cycle should be utilised while making a decision on the selection of types of materials available, production technologies, selection of material, structural and utilisation solutions in buildings by the designer and, most importantly, by the investor.

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