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Read about understanding the whole building life cycle assessment through LEED v4

As the architectural and construction industries increasingly emphasize sustainability, more comprehensive methods are being developed to evaluate and reduce environmental impacts by buildings. Over the years, holistic environmental assessment of buildings, building components and building materials from has gained significant importance. LCA and LEED v4 LEED v4 Building Design and Construction (BD+C) includes a new credit, Building Life-cycle Impact Reduction . One of the options available for this credit is Option 4: Whole building life cycle assessment (LCA), worth three points, with a possible exemplary point. The new credit encourages projects to make early design decisions to reduce environmental impact. LCA is a tool that allows architects and other building professionals to understand the energy use and other environmental impacts associated with all life cycle pha...

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