building life cycle assessment News

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 ...


  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Give your opinion on reducing the environmental impact of buildings

    The European Commission is gathering views on how to reduce the environmental impacts of buildings. Buildings use a large amount of resources when they are designed, built, used and demolished, and their impact on the environment, energy consumption and climate change is significant. Improving construction techniques is therefore important to help Europe become a more sustainable economy. The ...

  • A Green Assessment Tool for Formulated Products

    Led by sustainability efforts by Walmart, a new tool emerges for quickly evaluating the environmental and human-health profile of formulated products. Companies efforts and interest in improving their environmental profiles are giving rise to a new set of related products and services that can be used by various players in a given supply chain. Such is the case of Walmart, which is using ...


    By UL The WERCS

  • Environment/industrial policy: Live and work in better buildings

    Today the Commission adopted new proposals which aim to reduce the environmental impacts of new and renovated buildings by increasing resource efficiency and improving the information available about the environmental performance of buildings. The results should be: good for the environment. Almost one half of the EU's final energy consumption and extracted ...

  • Eco-Efficiency in commercial buildings - the business case

    This Sustainable Development Business Case produced by Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) is an assessment of the market potential of eco-efficiency technologies related to the design, construction and operation of commercial buildings. It sets out a picture of how the commercial building sector will evolve over the next two decades with particular reference to technologies that ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • ReportsnReports - The U.S. Market for Green Building Materials

    The U.S. Market for Green Building Materials  THIS REPORT: The definition of green building materials and the criteria these materials must meet in order to be called green Global trends in the market, including data for 2008, estimates for 2009, and a ...


  • Korea: Urban design and green building market

    The population of South Korea has grown rapidly since the republic’s establishment in 1948 and now stands at over 48 million. This growth has placed enormous burdens on Korea’s major cities. Seoul, the capital of the Republic has a population of 10.3 million (2006). The Seoul National Capital Area, which includes the major port city of Incheon and many satellite towns in Gyeonggi-do - ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

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