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Sustainability 2017, 9(6), 1004; doi:10.3390/su9061004

Using Specification and Description Language for Life Cycle Assesment in Buildings

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Statistics and Operations Department, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona-Tech, 08034 Barcelona, Spain
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Polyhedra Tech SL, 08026 Barcelona, Spain
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Received: 10 March 2017 / Revised: 15 May 2017 / Accepted: 5 June 2017 / Published: 10 June 2017
(This article belongs to the Section Sustainable Engineering and Science)
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The definition of a Life Cycle Assesment (LCA) for a building or an urban area is a complex task due to the inherent complexity of all the elements that must be considered. Furthermore, a multidisciplinary approach is required due to the different sources of knowledge involved in this project. This multidisciplinary approach makes it necessary to use formal language to fully represent the complexity of the used models. In this paper, we explore the use of Specification and Description Language (SDL) to represent the LCA of a building and residential area. We also introduce a tool that uses this idea to implement an optimization and simulation mechanism to define the optimal solution for the sustainability of a specific building or residential. View Full-Text
Keywords: Specification and Description Language (SDL); Life Cycle Assesment (LCA); smart cities; IoT; buildings simulation; sustainability; resilience Specification and Description Language (SDL); Life Cycle Assesment (LCA); smart cities; IoT; buildings simulation; sustainability; resilience
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Fonseca i Casas, P.; Fonseca i Casas, A. Using Specification and Description Language for Life Cycle Assesment in Buildings. Sustainability 2017, 9, 1004.

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