No. 26 (2023): Transizione Energetica
Research and Experimentation

DEC50: Building decarbonisation tools

Roberto Giordano
Dipartimento di Architettura e Design, Politecnico di Torino
Jacopo Andreotti
Dipartimento di Architettura, Università degli Studi Roma Tre

Published 2023-10-31


  • Building Life Cycle,
  • Embodied & Operational Carbon,
  • Decarbonization,
  • Whole Life Carbon

How to Cite

Giordano, R., & Andreotti, J. (2023). DEC50: Building decarbonisation tools. TECHNE - Journal of Technology for Architecture and Environment, (26), 207–216.


The initiatives launched downstream of the Paris Climate Agreement, as well as the work on the revision of the EPBD Directive, have as their primary objective the development of a roadmap for the energy transition and decarbonisation of the construction sector by 2050. The research “Tools for Decarbonization” was developed in this context. Green Building Council Italia has funded it and is part of the European project #BuildingLife. The study plans to define a set of indicators to account for CO2 emissions in different stages of the building’s lifecycle, and to assess the Whole Life Carbon of the building itself, i.e., its overall carbon footprint.


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