Life Cycle Assessment for Whole Buildings

The Life Cycle Assessment for Whole Buildings business solution promotes the use of life cycle information in stakeholder decisions by establishing a common language. A simple life cycle approach that accounts for the entire value chain will help to catalyze further reductions in environmental impacts.

The Challenge

The Life Cycle Assessment for Whole Buildings business solution promotes the use of life cycle information in stakeholder decisions by establishing a common language. A simple life cycle approach that accounts for the entire value chain will help to catalyze further reductions in environmental impacts.

The Business Case

The are six main business drivers for using life cycle metrics into the built environment: improve internal practices or products; insight into environmental performance; complying with internal environmental policies; complying with legislation or certification; public image; and pressure from external stakeholders.

The Business Solution

Our objective is to mainstream the use of a set of common life cycle indicators in the building sector in order to integrate sustainability deeper into the design, construction and use of built assets. The business solution will provide

guidance on the implementation of these indicators in order to reduce complexity and mainstream implementation by business worldwide. In attempts to bridge gaps in life cycle assessment between various players along the real estate value chain, be it design, construction, ownership, development or investment, we believe that the business case for specific and consistent environmental indicators needs to be outlined.

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