Simulation of intake fractions of organic compounds due to emissions from building materials in life cycle assessment of dwellings

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    Abstract

    Human health damages due to exposure to substances emitted to indoor air are not included in life cycle assessment methodologies for dwellings. Intake fractions have been calculated for organic compounds emitted to the indoor air of four dwelling types based on Dutch reference dwellings. Intake fractions of emissions to the crawl space are a factor of 25 to 150 lower than intake fractions of emissions to the other compartments, which have the same order of magnitude. With the intake fractions calculated here, it is possible to calculate characterisation factors for emissions of organic substances to the indoor air of dwellings.
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    Title of host publicationInvestigating the roles and challenges of building performance simulation in achieving a sustainable built environment: Proceedings of the IBPSA Australasia 2006 Conference
    EditorsV Soebarto, P Marshallsay
    Place of PublicationAdelaide, Australië
    PublisherUniversity of Adelaide & IBPSA Australasia
    Pages165-172
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Print)0-646-46597-x
    Publication statusPublished - 2006

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    Meijer, A. (2006). Simulation of intake fractions of organic compounds due to emissions from building materials in life cycle assessment of dwellings. In V. Soebarto, & P. Marshallsay (Eds.), Investigating the roles and challenges of building performance simulation in achieving a sustainable built environment: Proceedings of the IBPSA Australasia 2006 Conference (pp. 165-172). University of Adelaide & IBPSA Australasia.