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Life Cycle Design – A Solid Foundation for Sustainable Buildings


Sydney Australia

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The Australian Life Cycle Assessment Society (ALCAS), the national peak body for LCA professionals, has announced a series of seminars at DesignBUILD 2015 featuring the latest developments in this emerging field.

Hosted by industry professionals, ‘Life Cycle Design – A solid foundation for sustainable buildings’ will feature three sessions at the Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park on April 29 2015 and include the Australian launch of the new Australasian Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) scheme.

ALCAS will also launch the LCA practitioner certification scheme, which aims to promote better quality LCA practice and give Australian businesses confidence in local LCA practitioners.

New data and tools for whole-of-building assessment, including more Life Cycle Inventory data through AusLCI and a Best Practice Guide to Impact Assessment in Australia, will offer insights into how to ride the wave of business opportunities that emerge from transforming to a more sustainable society.

Green building specialists will present the latest evolution in LCA for the building and construction industry, Green Star® LCA and EPD based credits. They will share latest developments and future directions for EPD credits, including tips for success and how to avoid the pitfalls and discuss how a systematic approach to combat climate change and promote sustainability is key to achieving a low carbon economy.

DesignBUILD brings together 6,000 industry professionals including architects, builders, contractors, facility managers, designers, engineers and corporate end users.

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