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Comparative Life Cycle Assessment of Lamps Used in a Classroom at Arizona State University

Abstract The ultimate goal of this LCA is to give Arizona State University specific advice on possible changes in lighting systems that will reduce environmental impacts and support ASU’s sustainability efforts. The aim is to assess the potential for a decrease in specific environmental impacts (CO2 emissions and energy use) and economic impact (cost) from changing to a different type of lighting in a prototypical classroom in Wrigley Hall. The scope of this assessment is to analyze the impacts of T8 lamps lasting 50,000 hours. Thus, a functional unit was defined as 50,000 hours of use, maintaining roughly 825 lumens. To put this in perspective, 50,000 hours is equivalent to 8 hours of use per day, 365 days per year, for approximately 17.1 years.
Created Date 2014-06-13
Contributor Helble, Parker (Author) / Hoff, Elena (Author) / Stein, Andy (Author) / Welch, Jessica (Author)
Series Course Project Report Series
Identifier Stock Number: ASU-SSEBE-CESEM-2014-CPR-003
Reuse Permissions All Rights Reserved
Collaborating Institutions School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment (SSEBE) / Center for Earth Systems Engineering and Management
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