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 BU608 Building Life Cycle Assessment

Buildings can leave a significant legacy of unwanted environmental impacts. 

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A building life cycle assessment provides quantified information on building environmental performance that can be compared to targets set by the client. 

This bulletin complements Bulletin 596 An introduction to life cycle assessment. 

The bulletin covers: 

  • What is building life cycle assessment?
  • Why use building LCA when designing buildings?
  • How building LCA can be incorporated into design
  • Recognition of building LCA in green star
  • The New Zealand whole building whole of life framework
  • Modelled buildings for use as comparators in building LCA
  • Tools for carrying out building LCA