building life cycle News

  • Life Cycle Analysis in the building planning

    The resources used for a building, the resulting environmental impact and the costs caused during its useful life exceed the costs emerged from its production and construction. In particular, this concerns the expenditure of energy and CO2 emissions.With the development towards a more intensified sustainability in the building sector, an extreme increase of requirements to buildings came along ...


    By thinkstep

  • GreenCE Launches Life Cycle Assessment for Building Products

    Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is a holistic approach to determining the total environmental impacts of a product, from extraction of raw materials and processing, to distribution, use, and end of life. By translating input/output data into more environmentally relevant information, LCA can offer a window into the environmental performance of a product. Used as an internal document, LCA is an ...


    By PRWeb

  • Green Through the Life Cycle

    Choosing the right set of ingredients with which to make nearly any consumer product is critical to determining the overall social, economic and ecological impact of the product over the course of its existence. A proposed new ASTM International standard, WK40619, Guide for Making Chemical Selection Decisions in the Life Cycle of Products, will function ...


    By ASTM International

  • Life-cycle studies: concrete

    For the past five years, Worldwatch has explored the history, production method, and environmental and social impacts of everyday products - from chopsticks to pencils - in the Life-Cycle Studies section of its bi-monthly magazine, World Watch. This print-exclusive content is now available for free to Eye ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Frost & Sullivan: Life cycle costing is critical in the intelligent buildings industry

    As the building technologies market strides toward optimizing intelligent building investments by managing end-user experiences, energy efficiencies, and monitoring and maintenance of assets, life cycle costing (LCC) proves of paramount importance. Through collaborative research between the Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA) and Frost & Sullivan, findings show that cost ...


    By Frost & Sullivan

  • A brief history of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)

    The first well-known environmental study was conducted in 1969 by Coca-Cola. The study compared beverage containers and showed that all container materials had a real environmental impact and some materials had a greater impact than others. Coca-Cola acted not by removing the worst-performing materials from their products but by working with local authorities to develop a take-back scheme ...


    By thinkstep

  • Innovative Partnership Integrates Life Cycle Assessment into Revit

    With the increasing importance of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) in green building, architects and engineers are recognizing it as a powerful tool to inform best-value decision making for high-performance building design. While existing tools and databases provide the life cycle information needed to perform such an assessment, no tool exists to easily view and assimilate the information from those ...


    By thinkstep

  • Major life cycle assessment study for American hardwoods

    PE is currently undertaking the first phase of data collection for the ground breaking Study which will conform to the ISO14000 series of Standards for LCAs. Life Cycle Inventory data is being gathered for American hardwood lumber and veneer covering environmental impacts of every process from point of extraction through to delivery to the importers yard in Europe and East Asia. The study will ...


    By thinkstep

  • PE INTERNATIONAL and KieranTimberlake report wide adoption of the award-winning Tally™ tool for life cycle assessment in building design

    PE INTERNATIONAL (booth #2520) and KT Innovations, an affiliate of KieranTimberlake, today announced that the Tally application for Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) will be featured at Greenbuild 2014. In its first year of commercial availability, the application, a plug-in for Autodesk® Revit®, has been broadly evaluated by hundreds of users enabling them to conduct whole-building LCAs and ...


    By thinkstep

  • Global guidance principles for life cycle assessment databases released

    The document provides guidance principles for Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) databases; this includes how to collect raw data, how to develop datasets and how to manage databases. The publication also addresses questions concerning data documentation and review, coordination among databases, capacity building and future scenarios. The bridge between data users and data ...


    By thinkstep

  • “Green Path” Initiative: Reduce Total Life-Cycle Environmental Impact

    In keeping with its commitment to produce vehicles with reduced CO2 emissions at sustainable, energy-efficient plants, Honda has announced several initiatives under new “Green Path” approach to reducing the total life-cycle environmental impact of its products and operations in North America. As a hallmark of this new initiative, Honda also announced a $210 ...


    By Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

  • FEMP Offers New eTraining Core Course on Fundamentals of Life Cycle Costing for Energy Conservation

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) presents Fundamentals of Life Cycle Costing for Energy Conservation, a new e-Training Core Course that provides knowledge and skills to improve Federal economic-based decision making, determine the total ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Emerging Battery Technologies Will Address Issues of Energy Density, Cost, and Cycle Life, According to Pike Research

    Currently available advanced battery technologies for cleantech applications fall short of market needs. While lithium ion batteries have emerged as an early leader in cleantech applications such as energy storage and electrified vehicles, after nearly 20 years of commercialization efforts, the competitive field remains open. According to a new research brief from ...


  • Carbon and Life-Cycle Assessment Specialist Ron Feingold Joins Antea Group Global Corporate Consultancy

    The Global Corporate Consultancy (GCC) of Antea™Group announced that Ron Feingold has joined its group as a Consultant. Mr. Feingold is a carbon accounting specialist, and has specific expertise in developing greenhouse gas inventories for a wide variety of sectors, including utilities, governments and corporate clients. “Ron will make an immediate impact in the GCC, providing support ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • GREET Model Expanded to Better Address Biofuel Life-Cycle Analysis Research Questions

    The Greenhouse gases, Regulated Emissions, and Energy use in Transportation (GREET) model allows researchers and analysts to fully evaluate the energy and emission impacts of advanced vehicle technologies and new transportation fuels. Argonne National Laboratory recently released a new version of GREET, funded in part by the U.S. Department of ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • The 2012 LIFE+ projects

    Austria 4 projects (14.5 million) LIFE+ Environment Policy and Governance (1 project – 3.6 million) LIFE-URBANLAKE (Stadt Wien – Magistratsabteilung 45 – Wiener Gewässer): This project intends to define strategies to reduce the vulnerability of the “Alte Donau” from effects of climate ...

  • Earthster Announces Founding Members of Earthster 2 Turbo™ Open Data Commons and Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) Tool Pilot Program

    New Software as a Service (SaaS) Platform Debuted; Will Provide Companies with Actionable Analysis of Environmental and Social Impacts of Product Design and Manufacturing Processes YORK, Maine - Earthster today launched the Earthster 2 Turbo™ (E2T) tool pilot program and announced their collaboration with three companies leading in sustainability to create an open, ...


    By Earthster

  • Water is life – and climate change is robbing us of it

    A powerful statement was today sent to the UN, that climate change negotiations must recognize the importance of protecting freshwater ecosystems, for the benefit of millions of people – a position that Conservation International strongly supports. The Stockholm Statement was agreed unanimously by the participants at the World Water Week conference. It outlined the need for international climate ...


    By Conservation International

  • Tearing down the walls to green building

    Green buildings represent the best opportunity in North America to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions according to a panel of experts who spoke at GLOBE 2008. In order to take full advantage of this opportunity several barriers across the building sector must be removed. In North America buildings are responsible for 35% of all GHG emissions and with respect to achieving climate ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Green building standards under construction

    The world's leading certification system for sustainable architecture is set to undergo its most sweeping changes in 2009. The proposed revisions encourage designs that would reduce a building's impact on global climate change. Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, commonly known as LEED, has become the standard for green building design since the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), a ...

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