Investigation and analyze the methods of the life cycle assessment for High-Rise Construction in Tehran

Document Type : Research Article


1 Department of Environmental Science, Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran

2 aDepartment of Environmental Science, Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran

3 Department of Environment, Islamic Azad University, North Tehran Branch, Tehran, Iran.

4 Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture and Art, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran


     In today's world, life cycle assessment is recognized as one of the complete methods for evaluating buildings' environmental evaluation. This study aimed to select the best way to assess the life cycle of high-rise construction with full coverage of environmental impact classification. In this study, seven important categories of environmental impacts were analyzed in eight widely used life cycle assessment methods using SPSS software, and finally, the ReCiPe method was selected as the most appropriate method. This method has then been studied for 16 high-consumption materials in a high-rise residential construction model in the construction phase in Tehran. Conclusion In this study, after comparing the midpoint and endpoint approaches using the ReCiPe method, the midpoint results are comprehensive while the endpoint results are brief. However, the endpoint approach provides more information on the environmental damage that should be considered to use a midpoint supplement. This study's findings can help project designers and builders before the construction of high-rise residential projects by estimating the environmental impact at the level of two approaches in selecting environmentally friendly materials. It should be noted that any misuse of these two approaches may affect the evaluation results and lead to misleading findings.


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