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Analysis of Lifespans of building elements for a better retrofit management of the building stock (DUREE)
Project responsable Mehdi Farsi
   
Team member Benjamin Volland
Sylvain Weber
   
Project partner Sébastien Lasvaux
Pierryves Padey
Blaise Périsset
Guillaume Habert
Dimitra Ioannidou
   
Abstract The lifetimes of building elements can vary within a large interval depending of the data sources used. It leads to inconsistencies when performing building related assessment (such as economic or environmental assessment, etc.). This project aims at gathering the lifetime values observed in the Swiss and International literature, assessing what are these values in practice and assessing the effect of this variability on case studies in order to propose consistent values for norms.
   
Keywords Service life, building elements, survey, renovation practices, sensitivity analysis
   
Type of project Applied research project
Research area Energy
Method of financing Swiss Federal Office of Energy
Status Completed
Start of project 1-1-2017
End of project 31-12-2018
Overall budget 150'000 CHF
Contact Benjamin Volland