Environmental Decision-Support for Structures

There is a growing demand for reliable methods to rapidly assess and compare the environmental impacts of alternative building solutions. Approaches based on the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) methodology are most commonly recognised by industry and academia; however, producing accurate results under this framework requires highly specialised skills and research effort that prevents their ready incorporation into the design of most buildings.

The main objective of this project is to generate a knowledge base to inform the development of decision-support systems, supporting environmentally efficient building design.