The Institute for Acoustics and Building Physics is an Institute of the University of Stuttgart.
Its department “Life Cycle Engineering” (IABP-GaBi) has been active in Life Cycle Engineering (LCE) and Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) fields for over 30 years, carrying out hundreds of national and international projects for integrated environmental and economic decision support, LCA-methods and sustainability assessment.
The interdisciplinary team, consisting of scientists and engineers of various fields, is one of the largest LCA / LCE groups worldwide. Through its specially developed LCE software and database sustainability evaluations are provided for several fields (energy systems, construction materials, mobility, renewable resources, material industries, recycling and waste treatment).
Roberta Di Bari is a member of the “Sustainable Building” group of the IABP. She studied building engineering at Polytechnic University of Bari (B. Sc.), Bergamo University (M.Sc) and piano at the Conservatory of Music in Bari.
She is currently taking part to the German Excellence Cluster for Integrative computational design and construction (EXC 2120: IntCDC).
Her main investigation topics are innovative building materials/components for energy saving and storage, BIM – LCA interconnectiveness for decision making within the planning process and retrofit options for existing buildings. She is also involved in development of tools for buildings sustainability assessment.
Roberta Di Bari
Olivia Jorgji has graduated from the Polytechnic University of Tirana with a Master of Science in Architecture.
She is interested in innovative solutions for minimization of the environmental impact in the building sector.
After working for 5 years in architecture studios, she received a fellowship by the Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt (DBU), which introduced her to Life Cycle Engineering. She has been since then member of the Sustainable Construction group at IABP and is working in research projects with focus on digitalization of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) data in the built environment. As the architect of the team, she is working towards combining her background with LCE concepts for an easier integration of environmental impact data into the building design workflow.