Primer Debuts on Life-Cycle Assessments of Embodied Carbon in Buildings

Building under construction

The LCA guide comes after the release of the first-of-its-kind benchmarking database of embodied carbon in existing buildings.

August 20, 2018
Engineering News-Record

A recently released primer for the use of a life-cycle assessment approach to analyze the environmental impacts of buildings is considered a small but necessary step toward the ambitious goal of getting to net-zero embodied carbon and operational greenhouse gas emissions in the construction, operation and decommissioning of buildings. The LCA guide comes after the release of the first-of-its-kind benchmarking database of embodied carbon in existing buildings. And another first—a tool to calculate embodied carbon in construction—is on the horizon.

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