30 Apr '13, 3pm

The Mismeasure of Buildings: Five Reasons Life-Cycle Assessment Will Not Give Us Zero-Impact Design - BuildingGreen

Whole-building LCA is about to get really big in LEED and elsewhere. It's a great tool, as long as you understand its limitations. As part of its "Journey to Deep Green ," international construction firm Skanska is tracking embodied carbon of the core-and-shell projects it builds for its real estate development arm. Rather than relying only on available LCA data, which are just estimates and averages, the group is tracking actual transportation miles of both materials and workers, measuring the amount of energy used for onsite equipment and lighting, and carefully calculating total waste generation and waste transport. That level of detail is not found in a typical LCA, and gathering the data is a lot of work. Photo Credit: Skanska Commercial Development Are you designing the world’s greenest building? If so, have your model line up here with all the others that have laid ...

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