A building materials Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) database

Ecohestia is a building materials Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) database developed by the Sustainable Energy Research Group. Ecohestia enables the implementation of whole- building cradle to site Life Cycle Assessment, considering all the inputs and outputs, including materials, energy and waste, associated with the construction of the building. EcoHestia is based on a standardized, transparent, verifiable and internationally recognized approach – the ISO 14040 series.

The main features of Ecohestia are the following:

  • it delivers the environmental performance and the level of sustainability of any building.

  • it enables comparison of different building designs, from an environmental perspective.

  • it enables assessment of the energy efficiency of buildings

  • it supports stakeholders environmental based decision- making

Currently the following building materials are included in the EcoHestia database.

  • Aluminium, PVC, Float Flat Glass

  • Brick, Plasterboard, Tiles

  • Cement, Plaster

  • Concrete (C10/ C15, C16, C20/ C25, C35)

  • Thermal Insulating Materials (EPS, Mineral wool)

  • Paint (exterior, interior), Waterproofing, Polyethylene film

  • Plywood

  • Steel

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European UnionThis project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 723858. Disclaimer: The sole responsibility for the content of this material lies with the authors. It does not necessarily represent the views of the European Union, and neither EASME nor the European Commission are responsible for any use of this material.

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