Integrating Indoor Air Quality Considerations Into Materials Life Cycle Assessment
Presented as a Plenary Lecture at Indoor Air '99, The Eighth International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate, Edinburgh, Scotland, August 8-13.
Three methods for the integration of IAQ into LCA are described and compared. These methods include three different ways to assess chemical emissions from building materials and the impacts of these emissions on IAQ. The results show that data and health-based criteria are needed to advance the practice. Evaluation of IAQ in LCAs is no more complex than many tasks already routinely performed by LCA practitioners.