Streamlined Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) decision support tool for construction. It was developed in response to requests by architects and industry professionals for a simplified LCA tool to assist in green design. LISA stands for LCA in Sustainable Architecture. Screen Shots
life cycle analysis, sustainability, utilisation, embodied energy
No special training required, help files are included to assist use of interactive case studies.
Architects, construction industry professionals, educators, and researchers.
Bill of Materials & Quantities (along with possible alternative
materials such as concrete which uses fly ash, a waste product from
power production as a cement extender. From a sustainability perspective
this reduces the need for energy intensive cement production). Work Schedule�e.g. Fuel consumption by construction equipment. HVAC, Services and Fittings. Utilisation schedules.
Data is entered into existing interactive case studies to determine the environmental impact (in terms of the sustainability and energy use) of design and material alternatives.
A developer mode exists for those who wish to add their own interactive case studies and findings to the knowledge embodied in the existing case study list. This feature can only be accessed by obtaining a developer password from email@example.com.
In developer mode equations that relate to material use and service use such as water and electricity are generated. These are typically associated with stages in the life cycle of the building typical stages. Includes but are not confined to: specification, construction, appliances, fitout, utilisation, transportation, decommissioning/recycling, and material transport.
Output is in graphical and table form showing the environmental impact of each stage in terms of: resource energy use� in GJ, GGE in tonnes of equivalent CO2, SPM, NMVOC, Water, NOx, and SOx. Base Material Data and a Bill of Material Quantities are also reported.
PC, Pentium class or higher with Windows 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP.
LCA, highlights the strengths and weaknesses of a building in terms of energy.
Doesn't do thermal modelling.
University of Newcastle
Centre for Sustainable Technology
Free Download from www.lisa.au.com.