Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) enables us to quantify the embodied carbon in a development.
Life Cycle Assessment is a cradle-to-grave analysis technique to assess environmental impacts associated with all stages of a product’s life; from raw material extraction, materials processing, manufacture, distribution, to use and end of life.
We can assist your design and construction teams with this process and deliver reporting to fit your needs.
BREEAM & LCA
Under BREEAM 2018 approximately 10% of the credits can be awarded for carrying out LCA at the correct times.
We can walk you through the process and provide the required reports and calculations for your BREEAM assessor. Using BREEAM approved software tools we can gain the early credits at Concept Design / Pre Planning and then revisit the LCA at Technical Design.
We can work with your team to see whether construction materials can be changed to reduce the embodied carbon.
BREEAM credits are awarded under Mat 01 (Environmental impacts from construction products – Building Life Cycle assessment) as follows:
- Concept Design – Up to five credits and one exemplary
- Technical Design – Up to two credits and one exemplary
- Plus an additional credit for alignment of LCC (Life Cycle Costing) and LCA