Integrating health and sustainability in life cycle assessment

Hasselaar, E., Klunder, Gerda, & Morawska, Lidia (2003) Integrating health and sustainability in life cycle assessment. In Wai, T, Sekhar, C, & Cheong, D (Eds.) Proceedings of the 7th International Conference Healthy Buildings, Stallion Press, National University, Singapore, pp. 467-473.


Until now health impact assessment and environmental impact assessment are two different issues, often not addressed together. Both issues have to be dealt with for sustainable building. The aim of this paper is to link healthy and sustainable housing in life cycle assessment. Two strategies are studied: clean air as a functional unity and health as a quality indicator. The strategies are illustrated with an example on the basis of Eco-Quantum, which is a Dutch whole-building assessment tool. It turns out that both strategies do not conflict with the LCA methodology. The LCA methodology has to be refined for this purpose.

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ID Code: 24513
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
ISBN: 9810499744
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES (050000) > ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND MANAGEMENT (050200) > Environmental Monitoring (050206)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2003 Please consult the authors.
Deposited On: 17 Jun 2009 14:33
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:01

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