LCA Research Brief: The State of LCA for Residential Buildings

December 1, 2012

In order for LCA to be scaled to fit the building sector, a method is needed to calculate life cycle impacts under diverse conditions, while fully accounting for uncertainty. Policymakers, engineers, and architects need an LCA method that can be used to ensure that sustainable buildings are being designed to meet long-term energy savings standards while also reaching today’s GHG reduction goals. Ongoing research in the CSHub seeks to address these needs. MORE