• Life Cycle Assessment

    • 1. Energy Life Cycle Performance of Buildings 

      Prof. Francesco Guarino and Prof. Sonia Longo, University of Palermo

      LCA steps

      The lecture will introduce the LCA procedure, focusing on the application of the four steps of goal and scope definition, life cycle inventory, life cycle impacts, interpretation. Some examples will be illustrated to show the advantages and limits of the methodology.

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      Energy Life Cycle Performance of Buildings (Slides)

    • 2. Building Thermal Balance

      Prof. Giuseppina Ciulla, University of Palermo


      At the basis of the application of the LCA to a building is the knowledge of the performance of a building. In this topic the Balance of the building system will be described, specifying which input parameters are fundamental and which are the output parameters to pay attention to.

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      Building Thermal Balance (Slides)