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Livscykelanalys inom byggbranschen: Kartläggning av kompetens- och intresseskillnader inom offentlig och privat sektor, samt verktygets framtid
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Ecology and Environmental Sciences.
2018 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The aim of this case study has been to evaluate differences between the public and the private sector based on interest and knowledge of Life cycle assessments, LCA, of residential buildings. The construction and building sector have a major impact on the environment and the climate change. Methods and tools are required to measure and compare the environmental impacts generated from human activities and products within the sector. The entire life cycle must be known and kept in mind in order to value the total environmental impact of activities and products. The environmental life cycle of a product consists all the different stages, from raw material, through use, to waste management. Life cycle assessment is a method that makes it possible to value and then minimize the environmental impact throughout the whole life cycle. Telephone interviews with representatives from participant counties and companies have been made in order to compare their answers and to achieve great insight of how they work towards environmental questions. The results show that the sectors differ from each other. The private sector was further in the development, although a larger number of the counties had plans on using the assessment in the future. The interviews indicated LCA’s future role in the sector, and even though LCA’s is quite new in the area the future seems bright. The global population and the demand for residents are continuously increasing and the need to adopt the sector to sustainable development is substantial.

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2018. , p. 14
Keywords [en]
Life cycle assessment, Building sector, Environmental impact, Environmental assessment tools
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Natural Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-149599OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-149599DiVA, id: diva2:1223047
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Examensarbete i miljö och hälsoskydd
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Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health
Available from: 2018-06-25 Created: 2018-06-24 Last updated: 2018-06-25Bibliographically approved

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