The Athena Institute is working to harmonize the practice of whole-building life cycle assessment and develop robust benchmarks.

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Ground-breaking work on whole-building LCA guidelines and benchmarks

The Athena Institute is creating North America’s first set of comprehensive guidelines to standardize the practice of whole-building life cycle assessment (WB-LCA) and the first WB-LCA benchmarking system.

This work fills two big gaps in the technical infrastructure that supports WB-LCA. The guidelines will improve quality, consistency and comparability of WB-LCA results, which in turn enables benchmarking. The benchmarking system will provide a statistically valid basis for comparisons, which in turn supports LCA-based policy like embodied carbon regulations.

For more information, see a detailed description of the initiative here.

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