Life Cycle Analysis and Environmental Product Declarations: North American Market Analysis

With the official launch of USGBC’s LEED version 4 at Greenbuild Nation in November 2013, Life Cycle Assessments (LCAs) and Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) are becoming hot new topics of discussion. What are LCAs and EPDs? This white paper answers this question,  identifying LCA/EPD impact on building design, and discussing the current North American market uptake for LCAs completed as per the ISO 14040  guidelines and Type III EPDs completed according to the ISO 14025  guidelines.

Released: December 2013 Download Here.