Course syllabus

Livscykelperspektiv och miljöbedömning av byggnader
Life Cycle Perspective and Environmental Impact of Buildings

ABKF15, 7,5 credits, G2 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2021/22
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering, LTH
Decided by: PLED V
Date of Decision: 2021-04-15

General Information

Main field: Energy-efficient and Environmental Buildings.
Compulsory for: MEMB2
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English


At the end of this course, the student will:

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must


This course will provide knowledge and understanding about how cost and environmental issues affect the choice of de¬sign solutions and which measures need a longer term perspective than others, in order to get back the investment costs or make the building sustainable. This course will also provide knowledge and understanding related to different types of actors’ interests (city-owned property owners, private property owners, property developers (build and sell), private home owners, builders, manufacturers etc). Also included will be aspects of barriers and possibilities. The course presents methodology and tools for determining life cycle perspective issues like life-cycle costs and environmental certification. This can be used for evaluation, system design and to produce convincing arguments and facts for the client.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH - (U,3,4,5) - (Fail, Three, Four, Five)
Assessment: The final grade is to 70% based on the written examination and to 30% on the performance related to the exercises and lectures.

The examiner, in consultation with Disability Support Services, may deviate from the regular form of examination in order to provide a permanently disabled student with a form of examination equivalent to that of a student without a disability.

Code: 0113. Name: Written Examination.
Credits: 4,5. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: Examination based on the written examination. Contents: Written examination of the whole course.
Code: 0213. Name: Exercise.
Credits: 3. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Examination based on written report according to given criteria. Contents: LCC analysis Environmental certification


The number of participants is limited to: No

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Dennis Johansson,
Teacher: Saqib Javed,
Course homepage: http://