Life cycle analysis (LCA), Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) and general product transparency are at the core of the 2030 Challenge for Products – in order to specify low-carbon products we need product-specific data. If you’ll be in San Francisco next month for Greenbuild 2012, check-out the following sessions that will get you up to speed on all the LCA, EPD, and product transparency issues:
HIGHLIGHT: 2030 Presents
G05: Product Benchmarking: The Next Step to Getting Greener
Wednesday, 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Architecture 2030’s Francesca Desmarais will be presenting with Sally Zahner, Eley Guild Hardy Architects, and Julie Rapoport, CalStar Products, about the the use of product-specific LCAs and EPDs in product benchmarking. Attend this session to examine how these tools can be used by manufacturers and architects to make low-carbon and low-impact decisions. Highly recommended if you want to learn more about the 2030 Challenge for Products!
Other Sessions on Product-Specific LCAs/EPDs
KB07: The Evolving Importance of Life Cycle Assessments
K09: LCA, EPD Alphabet Soup? or View of Product Transparency?
General LCA and Product Transparency Sessions:
B09: Applying LCA to Building Design
D09: Red List to Red Flag: Sharing Materials Research
D11: Using Your Own Power to Transform the Materials Ecosystem
E07: Greener Buildings Through Site-Specific Life Cycle Analysis
J13: BuildingGreen’s Top Ten Green Building Products
Architecture 2030’s mission is to rapidly transform the built environment from the major contributor of greenhouse gas emissions to a central solution to the climate crisis.