Benedek György Kiss

Benedek György Kiss
Budapest University of Technology and Economics · Department of Construction Materials and Technologies

MSc in Architectural Engineering

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The paper presents the development process of an innovative, prefabricated compact house, which aims at creating a net zero greenhouse gas emission building design over the whole life cycle. Building Information Modelling helped to quantify the required building materials. Dynamic building simulations were performed in DesignBuilder to calculate th...
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Purpose Life cycle assessment (LCA) is a widely used method for the evaluation of buildings’ environmental impacts, but these analyses contain high levels of uncertainty. Decarbonization of electricity production is key to reach climate goals, influencing all sectors including construction The objective of this paper is to study the sensitivity of...
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Life cycle assessment (LCA) is a scientific method for evaluating the environmental impact of products. Standards provide a general framework for conducting an LCA study and calculation rules specifically for buildings. The challenge is to design energy-efficient buildings that have a low environmental impact, reasonable costs, and high thermal com...
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The energy performance directive mandates that all new buildings in Europe shall be "nearly zero energy" buildings. New, innovative solutions have arisen both on the demand and on the supply side of the market that aim at much more ambitious energy and environmental performance levels than nearly zero at an affordable price. The basic principle of...
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Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is increasingly used for decision-making in the design process of buildings and neighbourhoods. Therefore, visualisation of LCA results to support interpretation and decision-making becomes more important. The number of building LCA tools and the published literature has increased substantially in recent years. Most of t...
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Introduction: Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is a scientific method for evaluating the environmental impact of products. Standards provide a general framework for conducting an LCA study and calculation rules specifically for buildings. A challenge is to design energy-efficient buildings that have a low environmental impact, reasonable costs, and prov...
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Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is an increasingly widespread method for the environmental accounting of products and services. Since almost all production processes use grid electricity, the environmental impact of power generation plays a key role in LCA. There is high potential both on a local and a regional scale for improving electricity generatio...
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The application of heuristic algorithms with life cycle assessment (LCA) is a promising approach to efficiently optimize the building and minimize the environmental impact even in a very large design space. In this paper, a modular parametric optimization framework combining advanced building modelling, LCA, energy calculation and single- and multi...
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In recent years the application of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) for assessing and improving the environmental performance of buildings has increased. At the same time, the automated optimization of building designs is gaining attraction for both design and research purposes. In this regard, a number of issues persist when aiming to optimize building...
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In the environmental analysis of buildings, Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is gaining more and more interest. It is due to the fact, that LCA is very comprehensive in considering many impacts in all life-cycle phases of the examined building. Since buildings have a complicated geometry that is built up with numerous constructions that consist of many...
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Building life cycle assessment is getting more and more attention within the topic of environmental impact caused by the built environment. Although more and more research focus on the embodied impact of buildings, the investigation of the operational energy use still needs attention. The majority of the building stock still does not comply with th...
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For environmental accounting of buildings Life Cycle Assessment is a proper and more and more widespread method. The assessment of the embodied materials is well covered by constantly improving databases (Life Cycle Inventories). On the other hand, calculation methods for the operation phase of the buildings vary in the literature. Specifically the...
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Life Cycle Assessment is a more and more widely used method for the environmental evaluation of buildings. In this paper, we present a modular methodology for the environmental assessment and optimisation of buildings. The methodology is implemented in a parametric design tool where the building geometry can be modelled in 3D, then the energy perfo...
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Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is an advantageous tool for the analysis of the overall environmental effects of a building. Most of the decisions that influence the final result of an LCA are made during the design process of the building. Therefore, LCA in early design stages is crucial, because the changes in this period of design are cheaper and mo...

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The goal of the research is to develop a framework for the multilevel optimisation of buildings and building elements using complex numeric models.
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The Annex will focus on the assessment of the primary energy demand, greenhouse gas emissions and environmental impacts of buildings during production, construction, use and end of life (dismantling), i.e. during the entire life cycle of buildings. The purpose of the Annex is (1) to reach consensus on the assessment methodology, which yet allows to respecting national or regional traditions regarding data and modelling; (2) to better link methods for the environmental assessment with methods and tools used during the design and planning process(i.e. building information modelling, BIM); (3) to work towards the definition of national and regional benchmarks regarding primary energy demand, greenhouse gas emissions and environmental impacts of buildings during their full life cycle; (4) to support participating member countries in need in the task of developing national or regional life cycle assessment databases tailored to the building sector; (5) to agree on recommendations for national and international standardisation work related to life cycle thinking applied on buildings.