Enhancement of life cycle assessment (LCA) methodology to include the effect of surface albedo on climate change: Comparing black and white roofs

Tiziana Susca
  • Environmental Pollution, April 2012, Elsevier
  • DOI: 10.1016/j.envpol.2011.12.019

What is it about?

Traditionally, life cycle assessment (LCA) does not estimate a key property: surface albedo. Here an enhancement of the LCA methodology has been proposed through the development and employment of a time-dependent climatological model for including the effect of surface albedo on climate. The theoretical findings derived by the time-dependent model have been applied to the case study of a black and a white roof focusing on the impact on global warming potential.

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