Life cycle policy
Public buildings are normally used for very long periods of time. Therefore, only the consideration over the entire life cycle from construction to demolition can provide information about the actual quality of a building. All phases of a building’s life have to be analysed and optimised in terms of the different aspects of sustainability. The aim is to achieve a high building quality with the least possible impact on the environment(e.g. sustainable construction, use of renewable energy sources, technical equipment including their safe re-use, recycling or disposal).
To implement the life cycle policy approach, an integrated facility management system is needed. Integrated facility management takes into account the commercial, technical and environmental aspects of building management.