examines how energy and life cycle assessment (LCA)
tools and methods
can be used to reduce the energy-related impact of
buildings on interior, local and global
As the need to address environmental concerns such
as resource depletion and greenhouse gas emissions
become more pressing, the concepts, tools, case studies
and practical considerations in Annex 31 present an
invaluable information resource.
Both, this Website-based report and available CD-ROM
contain the results of the Annex 31 project “Energy-Related
Environmental Impact of Buildings” and is based
on the research findings of the fourteen participating
The report includes a directory of current tools, a
description of tool theory and methods, and research
reports on how tools preform. Annex 31 reports may
be of interest to users of tools, to groups engaged
in tool design, and to anyone establishing policy and
guidelines for promoting better decision-making within
the building sector.
Annex 31 is a project
established under the auspices of the International
Energy Agency’s (IEA) Energy Conservation
in Buildings and Community Systems Programme.