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International survey of the usage of Whole Building Life Cycle Assessment software

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This dataset was collected through a survey of building designers who utilize Whole Building Life Cycle Assessment (WBLCA) software simulations as a decision-making tool. The aim is to identify patterns in the software capabilities usage, thereby providing guidelines to WBLCA software developers.

The survey was structured in three parts: (1) demographic questions, (2) software attributes and (3) informative outputs. Part 1 gathered information about the participants’ geographical location, professional background, duration of performing WBLCA, their motivation, and at which stage of the Building Project Process (BPP) they usually performed the assessment. In part 2, a list of 17 software attributes was presented. The Likert scale was used to rate software attributes in which 1 star represented “not useful at all” and 5 stars represented “extremely useful”. In part 3, participants ranked in order of preference which output format would assist them to make more informed decisions. 

None of the questions were mandatory, i.e., participants were allowed to go to the next part of the survey without completely answering the previous one. The survey was considered for analysis only if all three parts of the survey had at least 50% of the questions answered.

Geographical area of data collection

People from all over the world have participated in the survey.


Goncalves Sartori, Thais (2023) Improving whole building life cycle assessment software tools for decision-making. PhD by Publication, Queensland University of Technology. https://eprints.qut.edu.au/240346/
Goncalves Sartori, Thais, Drogemuller, Robin, Omrani, Sara, & Lamari, Fiona (2022) International Survey of the Usage of Whole Building Life Cycle Assessment Software. Buildings, 12(8) https://eprints.qut.edu.au/235119/

Research areas

Human-centred computing
Whole Building Life Cycle Assessment
Software simulations
Building project process

Cite this collection

Sartori, Thais; Drogemuller, Robin; (2022): International survey of the usage of Whole Building Life Cycle Assessment software. Queensland University of Technology. (Dataset) https://doi.org/10.25912/RDF_1691450584432

Data file types

The survey is presented in a .qsf format, which requires Qualtrics. The raw data is presented in .xlsx, which requires Microsoft Excel.


Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 (CC-BY)


© Thais Sartori, 2023

Dates of data collection

From 2021-06-01 to 2021-12-01


Has association with
Fiona Lamari  (Researcher)
Robin Drogemuller  (Researcher)
Sara Omrani  (Researcher)


Name: Thais Sartori


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Published - Open Access