DF 57 — Life cycle assessment in the building sector: analytical tools, environmental information and labels.
Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014, Zürich (in English)
Buildings are an important consumer of energy and an important source of greenhouse gas emissions. In the last decade buildings and their environmental impacts are getting more and more attention.
Analytical tools are being developed, environmental information based on environmental product declarations is being standardised and several sustainability and environmental labelling schemes are being used in Switzerland, including BREEAM, LEEDS, DGNB, SGNB, SNBS, and Minergy-eco. The labels partly rely on life cycle assessment data or environmental product declarations.
The discussion forum will provide a systematic overview on different tools, information and labelling schemes, highlighting common aspects and main differences.