Cornerstone Architecture used the EcoCalculator to reduce the primary energy and atmosphere impacts of the new Middlesex Centre Wellness and Recreation Complex Read more >


Canadian precast industry performs LCA, then takes LCA back to the plant with a monitoring tool. Read more >


Arup, the global firm of designers, planners, and engineers, used the Athena Impact Estimator to compare the environmental impacts of two structural system options for the roof of a new terminal at Raleigh-Durham International Airport Read more >


Perkins+Will architects used the Impact Estimator to minimize the carbon footprint of the Centre for Interactive Research in Sustainability. Read more >


Arup, the global firm of designers, planners, and engineers, used the Athena EcoCalculator to quantify the environmental benefits of building re-use versus new construction for the 1960’s era San Francisco landmark known as The Cannery. Read more >


Atlanta-based architecture & green building consulting firm The Epsten Group used the Athena EcoCalculator to pursue the LEED LCA pilot credit & validate the environmental benefits of renovation versus new construction at their new office. Read more >

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The Athena Sustainable Materials Institute is a non-profit research collaborative bringing life cycle assessment to the construction sector.

Life cycle assessment (LCA) is the science behind environmental footprinting. The Athena Institute works with sustainability leaders in product manufacturing, building design, construction, and green labelling programs to enable smaller footprints in the production and consumption of construction materials.


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