This On Demand CEU is a recorded presentation from a previously live webinar event. When looking at the environmental impact of a building, it is important to assess every stage of the environmental life cycle, from material extraction and product manufacturing to building operations and maintenance through to end-of-life.

Concrete offers many environmental attributes that help reduce the overall environmental life cycle impacts of a building. This session explores how life cycle assessment can be used to measure and lower the environmental impacts of buildings.

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize how concrete can reduce the life cycle impacts of a building.
  • Understand life cycle assessment (LCA) and how it can be used to help measure and reduce the environmental impacts of a building.
  • Explore how LCA is used in the green building standards.
  • Explore an example of how LCA software tools can be used to reduce environmental impact of a building.

Pre-requisite: Basic knowledge of life cycle / end-of-life analysis.