A Simplified LCA Tool for Solar Heating and Cooling Systems

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Abstract

This paper presents a user-friendly Life Cycle Assessment tool, which aims to support researchers, designers and decision-makers in evaluating the life cycle energy and environmental advantages related to the use of solar heating and cooling (SHC) systems in substitution of conventional ones, considering specific climatic conditions and building loads. The tool was developed within the Task 48 “Quality Assurance & Support Measures for Solar Cooling Systems”, promoted by the International Energy Agency in the framework of the SHC Programme.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)317-324
Number of pages8
JournalEnergy Procedia
Volume91
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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