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International building sustainability standards set out environmental and other indicators for calculation when undertaking building LCA.

The environmental indicators LCAQuick calculates are:

  • climate change (100 years)
  • stratospheric ozone depletion
  • acidification (land and water)
  • tropospheric ozone formation
  • eutrophication
  • abiotic resource depletion - elements
  • abiotic resource depletion - fossil fuels.

In addition, LCAQuick calculates:

  • primary energy (total)
  • primary energy (non-renewable)
  • primary energy (renewable).

SR293 New Zealand whole-building whole-of-life framework: Life cycle assessment-based indicators sets out how these and future potential indicators for inclusion in the framework were derived. It also provides information on the preferred method for their calculation and characterisation factors to use.