Wood and Green Building: The Role of Life Cycle Assessment

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Life cycle assessment (LCA) is an essential part of green building because it offers an objective and consistent way to measure the environmental impact of building materials and assemblies. LCA considers materials over the course of their entire lives, from extraction through manufacturing, transportation, installation, use, maintenance and disposal or recycling.

Download this brochure to learn about:

  • Tools for Assessing Life Cycle Impacts
  • LCA and Green Building Standards
  • Environmental Impacts of Homes Designed in Wood, Steel and Concrete

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