A Primer on Building Environmental Product Declarations and Life Cycle Assessment

Quantitative evaluations of a building’s environmental impacts must be conducted using life cycle assessment (LCA), a method which quantifies the impacts of resources and emissions associated with construction and operation of buildings. However, it can be challenging to compare the results of building LCAs because of differences in scope and analysis methodologies. This primer is intended to clarify the scope of different LCAs, their purposes, and when they can be used for comparisons.

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