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LCA Background

Advancing sustainable design with life cycle assessment. Open in current window Open in new window May 2014. Matt Bowick, Jennifer O’Connor, Matt Bowick. 9 pages.
Athena Guide to Whole-Building LCA in Green Building Programs. Open in current window Open in new window 1st Edition March 2014. Matt Bowick, Jennifer O’Connor, Jamie Meil. 40 pages.
LCA in Construction – status, impact and limitations. Open in current window Open in new window July 2012. Jennifer O’Connor, Jamie Meil, Steve Baer and Christoph Koffler. 8 pages.
The Future of LCA in Codes. Open in current window Open in new window February 2011. Wayne Trusty. Building Safety Journal (third of a three-part series). 5 pages.
An Overview of Life Cycle Assessment. Open in current window Open in new window
October 2010. Wayne Trusty. Building Safety Journal (first of a three-part series). 4 pages.
Misconceptions and Misunderstanding about LCA. Open in current window Open in new window December 2010. Wayne Trusty. Building Safety Journal (second of a three-part series). 4 pages.
Incorporating LCA in Green Building Rating Systems. Open in current window Open in new window December 2009. Wayne Trusty. Environmental Managers Magazine. 4 pages.

 

LCA and EPD Reports

Not all of our studies are available as a public report (reports are released at the discretion of the client).

Life Cycle Assessment of MBMA Primary and Secondary Structural Steel and Wall and Roof Panels Products Open in current window Open in new window April 2013. Jamie Meil and Lindita Bushi. 170 pages.
An Industry Average Cradle-to-Gate Life Cycle Assessment of Precast Concrete Products for the United States and Canadian MarketsOpen in current window Open in new window October 2015. The Athena Sustainable Materials Institute. 44 pages.
EPD for cement products – Capital Aggregates Inc. Open in current window Open in new window (December 2015)
EPD for 30 concrete mixes – GCC Open in current window Open in new window (September 2015)
EPD for ready-mixed concrete – Graniterock Open in current window Open in new window (January 2015)
EPD for average precast wall panels – CPCI, NPCA and PCI Open in current window Open in new window (September 2015)
EPD for average structural precast – CPCI, NPCA and PCI Open in current window Open in new window (September 2015)
EPD for average underground precast – CPCI, NPCA and PCI Open in current window Open in new window (September 2015)
EPD for average primary structural steel frame components – MBMA Open in current window Open in new window (January 2016)
EPD for average secondary structural steel frame components – MBMA Open in current window Open in new window (January 2016)
EPD for average roll formed metal wall and roof panels – MBMA Open in current window Open in new window (January 2016)
EPD for average slag cement – SCA img class=”pdf-icon” src=”http://www.athenasmi.org/wp-content/themes/athenasmi/images/pdficon.gif” alt=”Open in current window” /> Open in new window (May 2015)
EPD for average ready-mixed concrete – NRMCA Open in current window Open in new window (October 2014)
EPD for average single-ply PVC roofing membrane – CFFA Open in current window Open in new window (August 2014)
Technical Brief: An Environmental Life Cycle Assessment of Portland-Limestone and Ordinary Portland Cements in Concrete Open in current window Open in new window Jan 2014. L. Bushi and J. Meil. 10 pages.
Life Cycle Assessment for Sustainable Design of Precast Concrete Commercial Buildings in Canada. Open in current window Open in new window June 2012. Marceau, M.; Bushi, L.; Meil, J.; and M. Bowick. 1st International Specialty Conference on Sustaining Public Infrastructure, Edmonton, Alberta, June 6-9, 2012.
LCA for Existing Historic Buildings. Open in current window Open in new window July 2009. Athena Institute and Morrison Hershfield Ltd. 33 pages.
A Life Cycle Perspective on Concrete and Asphalt Roadways: Embodied Primary Energy and Global Warming Potential. Open in current window Open in new window September 2006. Athena Institute. 68 pages.
An Industry Average Cradle-to-Gate Life Cycle Assessment of Slag Cement for the USA and Canadian Markets. Open in current window Open in new window April 2015. Athena Institute. 32 pages.
A Cradle-to-Gate Life Cycle Assessment of Ready-Mixed Concrete Manufacture by NRMCA Members. Open in current window Open in new window September 2014. Athena Institute. 39 pages.
 
The following series of wood product LCA reports has replaced earlier LCA reports for the same products. The reports were updated to support a new North American Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) initiative for wood products, with adjustments made to more fully align Canadian and US or North American reporting. These updated reports reflect a collaboration between FPInnovations, CORRIM and the Athena Institute.
A Cradle-to-Gate LCA of Canadian Cross Laminated Timber (CLT). Open in current window Open in new window February 2013. 37 pages.
A Cradle-to-Gate LCA of Canadian Glulam. Open in current window Open in new window November 2012. 38 pages.
A Cradle-to-Gate LCA of Canadian Wood I-Joist Manufacture. Open in current window Open in new window April 2013. 47 pages.
A Cradle-to-Gate LCA of Canadian Laminated Veneer Lumber Manufacture. Open in current window Open in new window April 2013. 39 pages.
A Cradle-to-Gate LCA of Canadian Medium Density Fiberboard. Open in current window Open in new window September 2013. 48 pages.
A Cradle-to-Gate LCA of Canadian Oriented Strand Board. Open in current window Open in new window October 2012. 51 pages.
A Cradle-to-Gate LCA of Canadian Particleboard. Open in current window Open in new window September 2013. 49 pages.
A Cradle-to-Gate LCA of Canadian Softwood Plywood Sheathing. Open in current window Open in new window October 2012. 51 pages.
A Cradle-to-Gate LCA of Canadian Surfaced Dry Softwood Lumber. Open in current window Open in new window September 2012. 54 pages.
A Cradle-to-Gate LCA of Canadian Softwood Lumber. Open in current window Open in new window April 2009. 143 pages.
A Cradle-to-Gate LCA of Canadian Particleboard. Open in current window Open in new window July 2009. 93 pages.
A Cradle-to-Gate LCA of Canadian Medium Density Fiberboard. Open in current window Open in new window May 2009. 95 pages.
A Cradle-to-Gate LCA of Canadian Softwood Plywood Sheathing. Open in current window Open in new window March 2008. 86 pages.
A Cradle-to-Gate LCA of Canadian Oriented Strand Board. Open in current window Open in new window March 2008. 87 pages.
 
Life Cycle Inventory of Five Products Produced From Polylactide (PLA) and Petroleum-Based Resins. November 2006. Summary report Open in current window Open in new window 21 pages. Technical Report Open in current window Open in new window 110 pages.
Cement and Structural Concrete Products: Life Cycle Inventory Update #2. Open in current window Open in new window 2005. 185 pages.
Cradle-to-Gate Life Cycle Inventory for Canadian and US Steel Production by Mill Type. Open in current window Open in new window March 2002. 171 pages.
Maintenance, Repair and Replacement Effects for Building Envelope Materials. Open in current window Open in new window January 2002. 69 pages.
Cradle-to-Gate Life Cycle Inventory for Exterior Stucco Finishes. Open in current window Open in new window October 2001. 44 pages.
A Life Cycle Inventory of Selected Commercial Roofing Products. Open in current window Open in new window April 2001. 40 pages.
A Life Cycle Inventory for Road and Roofing Asphalt. Open in current window Open in new window March 2001. 58 pages.
Life Cycle Analysis of Asphalt Impregnated Fiberglass Built-Up Roofing Felts. Open in current window Open in new window March 2001. 15 pages.
Life Cycle Inventory of ICI Roofing Systems: On-site Construction Effects. Open in current window Open in new window March 2001. 40 pages.
Life Cycle Analysis of Residential Roofing Products. Open in current window Open in new window March 2000. 96 pages.
An Exploratory Life Cycle Study of Selected Building Envelope Materials. Open in current window Open in new window June 1999. 117 pages.
Life Cycle Analysis of Brick and Mortar Products. Open in current window Open in new window September 1998. 114 pages.
Life Cycle Analysis of Gypsum Wallboard and Associated Finishing Products. Open in current window Open in new window March 1997. 150 pages.
A Cradle-to-Gate Life Cycle Analysis of 1/2″ Regular and 5/8″ Type X Gypsum Wallboard. Open in current window Open in new window December 2011. 152 pages.

 

Environmental Building Declarations

Environmental Building Declaration – The Wood Innovation and Design Centre Technical ReportOpen in current window Open in new window April 2015. Athena Institute. 55 pages. Summary BrochureOpen in current window Open in new window March 2015. Athena Institute. 1 page.
Environmental Building Declaration – The Lafarge Innovation Hub Technical ReportOpen in current window Open in new window August 2014. Athena Institute. 25 pages. Summary BrochureOpen in current window Open in new window August 2014. Athena Institute. 1 page.
Environmental Building Declaration – The Enermodal Office Building Technical ReportOpen in current window Open in new window May 2013. Athena Institute. 25 pages. Supplementary Report: LCA ComparisonOpen in current window Open in new window May 2013. M. Bowick. 19 pages.

 

Carbon footprint

Not all of our studies are available as a public report (reports are released at the discretion of the client).

Using Synergies between ISO 14064-1 GHG Standard and LCA Methodology for Quantification of Carbon Footprint for Western Red Cedar Shake & Shingle Manufacturing Facility and Products. Open in current window Open in new window October 2008. Bushi, L.; Meil. J.; Rutledge, M., ACLCA LCA VIII Conference, Seattle, October 2, 2008.
Estimating the Required Global Warming Offsets to Achieve a Carbon Neutral Synthetic Field Turf System Installation. Open in current window Open in new window June 2006. Jamie Meil and Lindita Bushi. 9 pages.

 

Other Publications

Not all of our studies are available as a public report (reports are released at the discretion of the client).

Service Life Assessment of Low-Slope Unpainted 55% Al-Zn Alloy-Coated Steel Standing Seam Metal Roof Systems. Open in current window Open in new window December 2014. 37 pages.
Enhanced recovery of roofing materials. Briefing paper on quantity of roofing scrap in Canada and potential uses of this waste under various economic and environmental drivers. Open in current window Open in new window January 2007. 57 pages.
Service life considerations in relation to green building rating systems. Open in current window Open in new window April 2006. Athena Institute and Morrison Hershfield. 49 pages.
A Business Case for Green Buildings in Canada. Open in current window Open in new window March 2005. M. Lucuik, W. Trusty, N. Larsson and R. Charette.
Demolition Energy Analysis of Office Building Structural Systems. Open in current window Open in new window March 1997. 106 pages.
Assessing the Relative Ecological Carrying Capacity Impacts of Resource Extraction. Open in current window Open in new window August 1994. 72 pages.
Minnesota Demolition Survey: Phase Two (building service life study). Open in current window Open in new window February 2004. Athena Institute. 23 pages.