Lifecycle Design

This ongoing project researches evaluation frameworks for building components, and develops several innovative building products made from recycled materials. Product development efforts focus on prototypical applications in a building, emphasizing life cycle aspects, building performance and considering marketing and economic aspects. This project is related to the GSD “Life Cycle Design” course offering in the fall of 2011 and 2012. Current activities concentrate on the development of a framework for a comprehensive, product-level live-cycle rating systems for buildings.