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The awareness of the environmental impact of buildings during their entire whole life cycle has seen a growing interest in recent years. In fact, as buildings become more energy-efficient, life cycle impacts become increasingly important. Investors in the building sector are becoming [...]

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This paper presents a new service life database (DUREE database) for building elements, based on international service life data. The database includes 7‘000 service life data, for more than 2‘000 building elements. In addition, the fitting of the data to a lognormal distribution [...]

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One of the design team’s tasks is assuring that their project has a low negative impact on the environment. This comes from regulations as well as expectations of direct benefits (reduction of operating cost, the project’s improved image in the eyes of the public, etc.). To fulfill [...]

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One of the design team‘s tasks is assuring that their project has a low negative impact on the environment. This comes from regulations as well as expectations of direct benefits (reduction of operating cost, the project‘s improved image in the eyes of the public, etc.). To fulfill [...]