Lessons Learned from Life Cycle Assessment and Life Cycle Costing of Two Residential Towers at the University of British Columbia

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue1223
Year of Publication
2018
Topic
Cost
Environmental Impact
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Application
Hybrid Building Systems
Author
Teshnizi, Zahra
Pilon, Angelique
Storey, Stefan
Lopez, Diana
Froese, Thomas
Publisher
ScienceDirect
Year of Publication
2018
Country of Publication
Netherlands
Format
Journal Article
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Application
Hybrid Building Systems
Topic
Cost
Environmental Impact
Keywords
Life-Cycle Assessment
Life Cycle Costing
High-Rise
Residential
Brock Commons
Concrete
Language
English
Research Status
Complete
Series
Procedia CIRP
Summary
The University of British Columbia has an interest in incorporating life cycle environmental impacts and financial information into project planning, as well as research and teaching. As part of a tall wood building research program with the UBC Sustainability Initiative and Dept. of Civil Engineering, a comprehensive life cycle assessment (LCA) and life cycle costing (LCC) study was done of two student high-rise residential buildings, based on the result of whole building LCA done by Athena Sustainable Materials Institute and whole building LCC done by Sensible Building Science. These buildings are of similar design but Brock Commons Tallwood House has a hybrid mass-timber structure and Ponderosa Commons Cedar House has a more traditional concrete structure. This paper will include a brief overview of the research process, data collection, analysis, and key results. The paper will then focus on the main opportunities, challenges, and lessons learned from both the results of the LCA/LCC projects and the process of conducting the study.
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