Research Brief: Air leakage has strong influence on building life cycle impacts

Chart from Air Leakage Influential in Building Life Cycle Impacts, CSHub Research Brief
May 2, 2017

Making informed decisions at the earliest stages of the design process can lead to improved building performance. There are many aspects of a building’s design that can influence overall energy consumption. This research identifies air leakage as influential in determining the life cycle impacts of a residential building. This brief presents results from an analysis using the CSHub’s streamlined building life cycle assessment (LCA) tool, the Building Attribute to Impact Algorithm (BAIA). Read more.

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