Life cycle analysis of building & infrastructure design
Life cycle analysis is a methodology that can be used for evaluating options for buildings and infrastructure. The methodology captures maintenance and in-use operational requirements, in addition to the use of construction resources. Hence it provides a holistic evaluation of performance. By using computer modelling, resource use can be quantified in terms of energy, carbon emissions and cost over the useful life of systems. Our research focuses on the life cycle costs, resource use, and environmental impacts of residential construction, water supply, and energy generation sectors.