Cradle to Cradle: Architecture beyond LCA


Relashionship between LCA and C2C approach on a case study is defined. C2C, if appropriately developed in the construction sector, can become a holistic method to analyse the environmental quality of a building. Considering the overhall environmental impact, a material or an element traditionally considered non-sustainable can perform better than a so-called natural one. Analysis of the building sustainability should embrace a holistic approach, giving equal importance both to environmental and energy issues and to those related to indoor comfort, safety, health and users’ satisfaction.

Author Biographies

Rossano Albatici, University of Trento
Department of Civil Environmental and Mechanical Engineering
Anna Serpelloni, University of Trento
Department of Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering
Stefano Gialanella, University of Trento
Department of Industrial Engineering
How to Cite
ALBATICI, Rossano; SERPELLONI, Anna; GIALANELLA, Stefano. Cradle to Cradle: Architecture beyond LCA. Tema: Technology, Engineering, Materials and Architecture, [S.l.], v. 2, n. 1, p. 1-10, dec. 2016. ISSN 2421-4574. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 25 oct. 2020. doi:
Construction and Building Performance


Upcycling, Cradle to cradle, Environmental impact, Building performance, Ecological assessment