Examples of our past work.

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See our Publications page for publically-available reports.

LCA and EPD Projects

  • Industry average LCA and EPDs for Canadian Ready Mixed Concrete Association members (in process) – NSF International EPD program operator.
  • LCA and Baseline EPD for ready-mixed concrete producers serving Dubai with Grey Matters (in process) – NRMCA EPD program operator.
  • LCA and EPD for ready-mixed concrete produced by CalPortland Company (in process) – NRMCA EPD program operator.
  • Industry average LCA and EPD for the Canadian Cement Association for GU and GUL cements (in process) – CSA Group EPD program operator.
  • LCA and EPD for five cements produced by Capitol Aggregates Inc – NRMCA EPD program operator. 2015.
  • LCA and EPD for ready-mixed concrete produced by GCC – NRMCA EPD program operator. 2015.
  • LCA and EPD for ready-mixed concrete produced by Graniterock. – NRMCA EPD program operator. 2015.
  • Industry average LCA and EPDs for North American precast products – structural, below grade and architectural and insulated panel products – ASTM International program operator. 2015.
  • Industry average LCA and EPD for the Metal Building Manufacturers Association for primary and secondary structural steel components and wall and roof panel products – UL Environment program operator. 2013 and 2015.
  • Industry average LCA and EPD for the Slag Cement Association for North American slag cement – ASTM International program operator. 2015.
  • Industry average LCA for the Gypsum Association for Glass Mat Panels (EPD in process) – ASTM International program operator.
  • Industry average LCA and EPD for the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA) for ready-mixed concrete – NSF International EPD program operator.
  • Industry average LCA and EPD for the Chemical Fabrics and Films Association for PVC single ply roofing membranes- ASTM International program operator. 2014.
  • LCA of gypsum wallboard, for the Gypsum Association. 2011.
  • LCA for numerous Canadian wood products, for FPInnovations and the Canadian Wood Council. 2009 to 2012.
  • LCA of Canadian and US precast products, with Morrison Hershfield. 2012
  • LCA for various plastic products from petroleum and bio-based resins. 2010
  • Creation of the US LCI Database, in cooperation with the US National Renewable Energy Laboratory. 2006 to 2011
  • Preservation versus new construction LCA, with Morrison Hershfield. 2008.
  • LCA and LCCA of numerous green technology building retrofits, with Steven Winter Associates and the Rocky Mountain Institute. 2013
  • LCA for roadways for Cement Association of Canada 2010.
  • LCA for synthetic turf and natural grass. 2010.

LCA Peer Reviews

  • Life Cycle Assessment of Fiberglass Insulation Products, North American Insulation Manufacturers Association (NAIMA).
  • Life Cycle Assessment of Canada’s Polymer Bank Notes and Cotton Paper Bank Notes, Bank of Canada.
  • Life Cycle Assessment of CENTRI 3 Formawall® Dimension Series® and Two Comparable Multi-Component Wall Assemblies, CENTRIA.
  • A Comparative Life Cycle Assessment of Canadian Hardwood Flooring with Alternative Flooring Types, FPInnovations.
  • Life Cycle Assessment of U.S. Industry Average Kraft Paperboard Products, Paperboard Packaging Alliance a joint initiative of the American Forestry & Paper Association and Paperboard Packaging Council.
  • Life Cycle Assessment of Rock & Slag Insulation Products, The North American Insulation Manufacturers Association (NAIMA).
  • ICA Life Cycle Inventory Project – Methodology Report, International Copper Association (ICA).
  • Life Cycle Assessment of Industry-Average Corrugated Product, Corrugated Packaging Alliance a joint initiative of the American Forest & Paper Association, Fibre Box Association, Association of Independent Corrugated Converters.
  • Comparative LCA of Reusable Plastic and Display Ready Corrugated Boxes, Fibre Box Association.
  • Life Cycle Assessment of Metal Construction Association Production Processes, Metal Roof and Wall Panel Products.
  • Comparative Life Cycle Assessment of US Ductile Iron Pipe and PVC Pipe, Ductile Iron Pipe Research Association.
  • Comparative Life Cycle Assessment of Paper Towels made of Virgin and Recycled Fibres, Cascades Tissue Group.

EPD Verifications

  • Sika Sarnafil PVC roofing membranes (in process) – ASTM International program operator.
  • Portland Cement Association industry average cement (in process) – ASTM International program operator.
  • Bibby-Ste-Croix Pipes and Fittings (in process) – CSA Group EPD program operator.
  • Georgia-Pacific Gypsum Wallboard Products (in process) – ASTM International program operator.
  • Commercial Metals Company (CMC) Steel Products- ASTM International program operator.
  • Argos Ready Mix South Central ready-mixed concrete – National Ready Mixed Concrete Association program operator.
  • CeraTech’s ekkomaxxTM Cement Concrete generic mix design – National Ready Mixed Concrete Association program operator.
  • Milliken Carpet Panels and Broadloom Carpets – UL Environment program operator.
  • Armstrong Resilient Flooring – ASTM International program operator.
  • U.S. Concrete Company ready mixed concrete – National Ready Mixed Concrete Association program operator.
  • Frontier’s Extruded Aluminum Products – UL Environment program operator.

PCR Development and Review

  • Critical review for Product Category Rules for Preparing an Environmental Product Declaration for Interior Architectural Wood Door Leaves – ASTM International program operator.
  • Critical Review Panel Chair for Product Category Rules for Preparing an Environmental Product Declaration for Ceiling Panels – UL Environment program operator.
  • Critical Review Panel Chair for Product Category Rules for Preparing an Environmental Product Declaration for Builders Hardware – UL Environment program operator.
  • Technical committee member developing Product Category Rules for North American Gypsum Wall Board Products – FPInnovations program operator.
  • Critical review of Product Category Rules for Market Pulp – Version 1- FPInnovations program operator.
  • Technical committee member developing Product Category Rules for North American Structural and Architectural Wood Products – FPInnovations program operator.
  • Reviewer of the “International Guidance for Product Category Rules Development”
  • Product Category Rules: Insulated Metal Panels & Metal Composite Panels and Metal Cladding Panels – UL Environment program operator.

Carbon Footprints

  • Various carbon footprints according to different protocols including WRI, PAS 2050 and ISO 14064.
  • Carbon calculator for the US National Ready-Mixed Concrete Association, which is used to benchmark operations and provide transparency to customers.
  • Carbon footprint for B.C. softwood lumber delivered to Japan, Council of Forest Industries.
  • Carbon footprint for Western Red Cedar delivered to the UK according to PAS2050, BC Forestry Innovation Investment.
  • Scope 1, 2 and 3 carbon footprints for various confidential clients.
  • Carbon calculator for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation International, for Canada’s SuperE houses exported to Europe and Asia.
  • Developed Residential EcoCalculator to support APA – the Engineered Wood Association’s Carbon Challenge Design Competition.

Other Research

  • Life cycle implications of six net-zero energy houses for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation.
  • LCA analysis of Japan’s Woodmiles metric (an import policy tool), BC Forestry Innovation Investment.
  • Life Cycle Costing tool for green roofs, Green Roofs for Healthy Cities.
  • Energy, carbon and water footprint tool for the Sustainable Plants Initiative of the Canadian Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute.
  • Briefing paper on quantity of roofing scrap in Canada and potential uses of this waste under various economic and environmental drivers, for the Canadian Construction Innovation Council.