Edify Energy engaged Edge to assist their architect in exploring sustainability opportunities for one of its residential projects.
Edge conducted a scoping Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of 3 different designs:
1. A heavyweight concrete construction option.
2. A lightweight timber construction and
3. A hybrid.
The assessment uncovered some surprising results, including a marginally better overall life cycle impact profile for the concrete-based design. As well as helping to inform decisions on the overall design, the assessment was also used to guide the architect’s detailed material selections for construction.