The aim of the present study is to investigate how the use of Design for Disassembly (DfD) strategies and the choice of materials and connection systems would affect the environmental impact of the building, with reference to the actual tendency for components’ demolition and substitution activities. The basic assumption, for the selected case study, is that after a short lifetime (20 years) a change would be required in the assessment of the unit’s distribution or in materials used due to user’s requirements evolution and to the modification of the starting typological destination. Life Cycle Assessment evaluations have been carried out, in order to estimate which is the impact variation due to project choices characterized by a different adaptability content and recycling potential for employed materials and, therefore, different end of life chances.
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