27 Nov '14, 9pm

[Prod/Sustainablity] First Few EBDs Take Impact Declarations to the Building Scale

First Few EBDs Take Impact Declarations to the Building Scale Following the trend of product declarations, Lafarge Canada has published one of the first environmental building declarations for its new research facility. By Candace Pearson Lafarge, a concrete and cement company based in Canada, has published one of the first EBDs for its new research and development facility. Source: Lafarge Canada The Lafarge Innovation Hub in Edmonton, Alberta, recently became one of the first buildings in North America to undertake and disclose an environmental building declaration (EBD). Similar to an environmental product declaration (EPD) but for a whole building, an EBD reports lifetime environmental impacts gleaned from conducting a whole-building life-cycle assessment (LCA—see Whole-Building Life-Cycle Assessment: Taking the Measure of a Green Building ). The EBD takes into account...

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