More stories about Life-Cycle Assessment

  • LCA Comment Period

    Now ís your chance to comment on ANSIís draft standard for enhanced product declarations.

  • EPDs and LEED 2012

    A recent statement of consensus offers an alternative means for disclosure tools in the upcoming update to the LEED rating system.

  • Input on Concrete Product Category Rule Wanted

    Industry input is being sought on a product category rule for concrete, developed by researchers from the University of Washington’s College of Built Environment’s Carbon Leadership Forum.

  • Material Culture

    How much do you know about the materials that you're using?

  • Up to the Challenge?

    Architecture 2030's Francesca Desmarais explains the goals of reducing carbon emissions through the 2030 Challenge for Products

  • Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs)

    The ISO standard is emerging as the best independent measure of a product’s environmental attributes including life-cycle assessment (LCA) and embodied energy.

  • Food for Thought

    A 2011 LCA shows that food scraps processed through a disposer and sent to a wastewater treatment plant with anaerobic digestion and cogeneration can result in a reduction of global warming potential.

  • Transparency and the Role of Environmental Product Declarations

    A white paper from UL Environment examines the development and use of EPDs in the validation of life cycle-based product environmental impacts.

  • What's In Your Product?

    A designer at BNIM examines the use of environmental product declarations.

  • USGBC Expands Materials and Resources Credits

    Revisions to the LEED rating system will place greater emphasis on Life Cycle Assessment.