Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), Environmental Product Declaration (EPD)

Carbon Footprint and Handprint, Climate roadmaps
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The real estate and construction industry plays an important role in the fight against climate change. Sustainable assessment of solutions and lifecycles and reliable emission calculations are factors in every project as we seek towards a carbon-neutral society and circular economy. As in-use emissions of buildings decrease, building materials and methods become increasingly important.

Carbon footprint refers to the greenhouse gas emissions over the entire life cycle of a product or building that are converted to carbon dioxide equivalents (CO2e). The results of a life cycle assessment can be utilized in the various stages of design and engineering as well as in the development of lower-emission products. In addition to construction industry, LCA is a method to be used in other industries as well.

In addition to emissions, life cycle assessment (LCA) includes other environmental impact factors, such as eutrophication, acidification, and the use of water and other resources which are fundamental factors to be considered in enhancing biodiversity.

An EPD is a life cycle analysis-based and standardized way of reliably presenting information on the environmental impact of building products and services.

Climate strategy, Climate and Carbon neutrality statements and roadmaps are tools for companies, municipalities, and towns toward sustainable future. We are committed to help strengthen synergies between climate change, biodiversity, and the circular economy.

In addition to contributing to a more sustainable future, expert engineering results in cost savings and opportunities for new business.

Please find examples of our services:

  • Climate strategy and road mapping
  • Climate statements, concept development
  • Climate impact assessment
  • Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)
  • Circular economy handbooks and solutions
  • Carbon footprints and handprints
  • Carbon neutrality statements and roadmaps
  • Hydrological and nutrient load balance
  • Environmental Product Declaration (EPD)