Life Cycle Assessments
Completing a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) gives you significant credits in the latest edition of BREEAM. It’s a tool designed to answer the simple question: How sustainable is my product or process? It assesses the overall environmental impact of your project, looking at your processes from raw material extraction all the way to end of life and quantifying the various effects on the environment in different impact categories – things like carbon footprint and toxicity and ozone depletion.
We’ve got extensive experience of running LCAs within the BREEAM context and can help you complete one for your project. This will then allow us to use the LCA as a tool for identifying environmental hotspots in your design, so we can make a number of suggestions for cost-effective improvements that will ultimately enhance the environmental performance of your building.