Life Cycle Methodologies

  • Francesca ThiébatEmail author
Part of the PoliTO Springer Series book series (PTSS)


This chapter introduces two methodologies based on the life cycle concept: Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and Life Cycle Costing (LCC). LCA and LCC are briefly described in order to provide the reader with an overview of the procedures and a complete bibliographic framework.

The first two sub-chapters focus on the origins, standards, studies, references and methods used to calculate the life cycle approach to buildings. Part three combines LCA and LCC in order to define a common framework that can be used to develop the Life Cycle Model described in Chap.  4. It includes an outline of ongoing projects based on the combination of the two methods.

The decision to present these evaluation techniques focusing on the building analysis illustrated early on in the book was inspired by the need to establish the cultural and scientific background for the experimental part of the monograph in Part II.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dipartimento di Architettura e Design (DAD)Politecnico di TorinoTurinItaly

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