Since last year we are the Swedish part of an European project called ENSLIC
aiming at promote LCA and LCC in the building design process. Swedish companies
participate with projects. We are responsible for developing guidelines. A meeting
will take place 20-21 October in
Mauritz and Conny Rolén at Formas have set up a Swedish National Team for
participating in the world conference
The reports about the EcoEffect methodology
has been completed and are possible to download here (see publications)
or from the
M Glaumann and G Assefa has
joined the EU-project “Action Cost C25 – Sustainability of
Constructions. Focus is on Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)and
Life Cycle Cost, (LCC). We will among other thing contribute with EcoEffect
calculations. We have developed a simple calculation sheet for calculating CO2
equivalents from use of energy and materials for beginners. A paper will be
M Glaumann, T Malmquist and O N Eriksson participate in the national project “Environmental classification of buildings”. This project is a joint work between two research groups which have a large support from companies, organisations and authorities within the building sector. The first version was published in April 2008 and is now tested on a number of buildings.
An environmental rating has now been added to EcoEffect. It gives 1-6 stars for lack of internal impacts and 1-6 stars for lack of external impacts.
A network for application an further development of EcoEffect has been launched. for further information contact Mauritz at firstname.lastname@example.org.