Building LCA

Life-Cycle Assessment and the Environmental Impact of a Building

Life-Cycle Assessment (LCA), or cradle-to-grave analysis, is an assessment tool used to calculate the environmental impacts and resources used across a product’s entire life cycle: raw material extraction (cradle), manufacturing, packaging, distribution, use, and end of life (grave). The increasing focus on environmental, social, and economic sustainability has amplified the application of life cycle thinking …

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