Dataset for: Does design-for-deconstruction increase upfront embodied carbon? Life cycle assessment of a deconstructable building

The dataset has been prepared to summarise the life cycle inventory that has been developed to describe the environmental impacts of the building used as a case study for the study. The life cycle inventory has been prepared by completing a material take-off from the as-built drawings and material specifications for the building. The material take-off has been used to develop quantities and material specifications that can be used to represent the building without knowing the exact details of the building.

life cycle assessment, life cycle inventory, building, design-for-deconstruction, zero-carbon
Civil engineering and built environment
Climate and climate change

Cite this dataset as:
Roberts, M., Allen, S., Coley, D., 2023. Dataset for: Does design-for-deconstruction increase upfront embodied carbon? Life cycle assessment of a deconstructable building. Bath: University of Bath Research Data Archive. Available from:


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Life Cycle Inventory for case study building used in publication


Matt Roberts
University of Bath

Stephen Allen
University of Bath

David Coley
University of Bath


Joanna Clarke
Data Curator
Swansea University

University of Bath
Rights Holder


Data collection method:

The information presented in the dataset was gathered using a material take-off of the material specifications and as-built construction drawings for the case study building located in Swansea, UK. The dataset can be used to develop a model that can be used to perform a life cycle assessment to evaluate the environmental impacts of the case study building.

Technical details and requirements:

The dataset is based on the use of ecoinvent version 3.6. The ecoinvent processes used to describe the materials in the inventory can be used to represent the life cycle inventory in other life cycle assessment databases.

Additional information:

The LCI has been structured as described in the Readme file.

Documentation Files

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Description of case study building and description of how the life cycle inventory is structured.


Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Active Building Centre Research Programme

Publication details

Publication date: 7 March 2023
by: University of Bath

Version: 1


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Related papers and books

Roberts, M., Allen, S., Clarke, J., Searle, J., and Coley, D., 2023. Understanding the global warming potential of circular design strategies: Life cycle assessment of a design-for-disassembly building. Sustainable Production and Consumption, 37, 331-343. Available from:

Contact information

Please contact the Research Data Service in the first instance for all matters concerning this item.

Contact person: Matt Roberts


Faculty of Engineering & Design
Architecture & Civil Engineering

Research Centres & Institutes
Centre for Energy and the Design of Environments (EDEn)