Category Archives: LCA

Reducing Embodied Carbon – how easy can it be?

Paul King has just written a great blog, available from Building (free registration required) talking about his reaction to Embodied Carbon Week, and where we go from here. Paul’s initial scepticism that Embodied Carbon could be of interest for a … Continue reading

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Regulation and Standards for Sustainable Construction

The Construction Products Association have provided a useful Guidance Note on the Construction Products Regulation, (CPR), available to download here.  The CPR builds on the Construction Products Directive, and explicitly contains reference to the assessment of greenhouse gases  and natural resources … Continue reading

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a guide to understanding the embodied impacts of construction products

The Guide which I wrote with Jane Thornback is now available to download, free of charge, from the Construction Products Association website.  I hope you will find it a useful resource.

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Launch of Construction Products Association Publication

I’ve been working on a publication with Jane Thornback, ‘A Guide to the Understanding of the Embodied Impact of Construction Products’, and we will be launching it next week – details below. Date:    Tuesday 13 March 2012 Venue: Building Centre, … Continue reading

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CEN/TC 350 and EN 15804 – what are they and why do I need to know about them?

One of the worst things about life cycle assessment (LCA) is the jargon which those that do LCA everyday understand and reel off without thinking, but which those new to the subject, including many of our customers, find bewildering.  Two … Continue reading

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An overview of BRE Global’s Response to CEN/TC 350, and some questions…

BRE Global has recently published their approach to the new standard developed by CEN/TC 350, EN 15804, which sets overarching Product Category Rules for EPD. The full document was originally circulated to the Construction Products Association Sustainable Construction Committee in … Continue reading

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Environmental Impact of Christmas

Wishing all my readers a Happy Christmas and my best wishes for 2012! The Australian Conservation Foundation have estimated the environmental impact of Christmas in Australia and it is not a pleasant prospect with their alcohol consumption over the season … Continue reading

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Crediting low impact materials – thoughts on the SKA Retail consultation

The RICS consultation on SKA Retail finishes today but the treatment of materials specification within SKA provides some interesting talking points.  The D19 Materials Specification asks that “at least 80% of the materials installed as part of the fit-out meet … Continue reading

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