The cost of green roofs disposal in a life cycle perspective: covering the gap.

Gianfranco Rizzo, Giorgia Peri, Marzia Traverso, Giorgia Peri, Matthias Finkbeiner, Marzia Traverso

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Abstract

This study is aimed at providing a contribution in overcoming the current gap, especially in Life CycleCosting (LCC) and Benefit e Cost (BCA) analyses, due to the lack concerning the green roof disposal costs.Therefore, we have applied to an actual extensive green roof the LCC methodology suggested by D. G.Woodward (that appears like one of the most formalized and generalizable), but we have extended theanalysis to the disposal phase. This will allow a complete and proper application of the LCC methodologyin order of achieving an economic accounting of this component through its life cycle. In this way, it ispossible to achieve the complete evaluation of the “green roof” performance by a life cycle perspective(the environmental performances, in fact, are assessed by means of the classical Life Cycle Assessmentapproach). Needed steps for accomplishing the cost analysis of the disposal phase of this buildingcomponent have been applied and discussed. These steps help to formalize the procedure, so attributingit an approach which may be generalized. The relative contribution of production, maintenance and endof life phases to the whole cost of this extensive green roof has been illustrated as well.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)406-414
Number of pages9
JournalEnergy
Volume48
Publication statusPublished - 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Pollution
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Rizzo, G., Peri, G., Traverso, M., Peri, G., Finkbeiner, M., & Traverso, M. (2012). The cost of green roofs disposal in a life cycle perspective: covering the gap. Energy, 48, 406-414.