EBC Annex 31 Energy Related Environmental Impact of Buildings

 

Status: Completed (1996-1999)

Operating Agent: Thomas Green, Research Division, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, National Office, 700 Montreal Road, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0P7 Canada
Tel: +1 613 748 2340
Fax: +1 613 748 2402
Email: tgreen[at]cmhc-schl.gc.c

Website: www.iisbe.org/annex31/index.html

 

Summary

Annex 31 examined how tools and assessment methods could be developed and used to improve the energy-related impact of buildings on interior, local and global environments. This project included an international directory of current tools, a description of tool theory and methods, research reports on how tools perform and case studies. Annex 31 reports may be of
interest to users of tools, to groups engaged in tool design, and to anyone establishing policy and guidelines for promoting better decision-making within the building sector.

Participants: Australia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and United States of America.

Publications

Technical Synthesis Report: Energy Related Environmental Impact of Buildings
Richard Hobday, ESSU, 2005 
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The following reports for this Annex are available for free download:

Energy-Related Environmental Impact of Buildings: Highlight Report
Available in print and as a download

Glossary: Selected Key Terms in English, French, German, Dutch, Swedish and Japanese
Canada, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, 2004, 36 pp.

Directory of Tools: A Survey of LCA Tools, Assessment Frameworks, Rating Systems, Technical Guidelines, Catalogues, Checklists and Certificates
Canada, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, 2004, 114 pp.

Annex 31 Core Reports:-

Environmental Framework
Canada, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, 2004, 24 pp.
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Decision Making Framework
Canada, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, 2004, 21 pp.
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Types of Tools
Canada, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, 2004, 31 pp.
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Life Cycle Assessment Methods for Buildings
Canada, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, 2004, 34 pp.
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Background Reports

Context and Methods for Tools Designers
Canada, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, 2004, 26 pp.
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Comparative Applications: A Comparison of Different Tool Results on Similar Residential and Commercial Buildings
Canada, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, 2004, 136 pp.
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Case Studies: How Tools Affect Decision Making
Canada, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, 2004, 29 pp.
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Data Needs and Sources
Canada, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, 2004, 18 pp.
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Assessing Buildings for Adaptability
Canada, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, 2004, 12 pp.
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Sensitivity and Uncertainty
Canada, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, 2004, 4 pp.
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Stock Aggregation: Methods for Evaluating the Environmental Performance of Building Stocks
Canada, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, 2004, 26 pp.
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