LCA in Early Design Phases
With the support of Swedish Boverket, Efem Arkitektkontor | Topo Arkitekter has studied how architects can use life cycle analyses at an early stage of building design in order to lower climate impact. They designed a house for 2-3 persons (the average size of a Swedish household), aiming to reduce the climate impact by 75 % without using carbon storage or climate compensation measures.
Authority that commissioned the study
Boverket (National Board of Housing, Building and Planning), Sweden
One-family house for a 2-3 person household
One Click LCA Expert
Efem Arkitektkontor/Topo Arkitekter
One Click LCA is used for
Evaluating different constructions concepts in early design stage based on generic data for module A1-A3 and B6-B7.