The American Center for Life Cycle Assessment (ACLCA) is a non-profit membership organization that seeks to build capacity and knowledge of Environmental LCA among industry, government and NGOs. The organization is part of The Institute for Environmental Research & Education (IERE), which performs and disseminates fact-based research for the use in the development of responsible environmental policy, programs and decisions.

Company details

PO Box 2449 , Vashon , WA 98070 USA

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Business Type:
Nonprofit organization (NPO)
Industry Type:
Environmental
Market Focus:
Nationally (across the country)
Year Founded:
2001

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The American Center for Life Cycle Assessment (ACLCA) is a non-profit membership organization formed in 2001, with many individual and key industry members. It is the professional society for Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) in the United States.  The work of ACLCA is primarily carried out through the members working in the organization’s various Committees.

This is an important organization for companies and individuals who are dedicated to supporting LCA as an effective tool for measuring and communicating environmental issues related to the products and services they produce.  ACLCA serves as the main point of contact for all key industry players in the LCA lifecycle and plays a key role in US policy related to product category labels.  

The world is rapidly developing and companies are now faced with a key challenge, to increase production whilst reducing their carbon footprint.  LCA allows these companies to accurately asses their carbon footprint and develop Type III ecolabels called an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD), which disclose their environmental impact to their customers.

The American Center for Life Cycle Assessment is a non-profit membership organization formed in the Fall of 2014.

ACLCA was formerly a program of the Institute for Environmental Research and Education (IERE), a charitable non-profit organization.

The mission of ACLCA is to build capacity and knowledge of LCA. This mission is supported by the following goals:

  • To increase awareness of and to promote the adoption of Environmental LCA among industry, government and NGOs.
  • To support education and outreach through conferences, online educational opportunities, information exchange and other media.
  • To support presence of underrepresented American groups in national and international conferences and other forums related to LCA.
  • To promote networking among LCA practitioners and researchers.