Assessment and Evaluation Tools for Circularity
Life Cycle Assessment
In this video, Arjen discusses Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), the tools for measuring LCA and its relation to circularity through specific examples.
- Life cycle assessment, or LCA, is an assessment method to determine the environmental impacts of a product or service over its whole life cycle, from cradle to grave.
- There are several LCA tools for buildings available, such as One-Click LCA, BREAAM, LEED, TOTEM or GPR Gebouw.
- The main challenge of applying LCA to circular construction materials or circular project lies in the way environmental impacts of materials and products that are reused or recycled outside the scope of the building project should be attributed.
- Currently, the tendency is to go for separate LCA and circularity indicators to provide as much transparency as possible.