Product Life Cycle Assessment

Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is a tool used to measure environmental impacts associated with a product, process, or service. This may include assessment of the raw materials used, their processing, manufacture of the product, distribution, use and final disposal. It is used for variety of reasons, including:

  • Understanding where the biggest impacts lie in the product’s lifecycle
  • Benchmarking performance against other, comparable products
  • Comparing the impact of alternative designs or other changes to the product (e.g. packaging)
  • To underpin LCA-based labels and certifications, such as Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) and carbon neutrality

Edge’s renowned across Australia for its LCA expertise. Our team includes a number of certified LCA professionals, led by the former president of the Australian Life Cycle Assessment Society (ALCAS). We pride ourselves not only on the quality of our analysis, but also our ability to help clients put the things they learn into action through the development of clear communications and LCA-based tools.

Our offering

Dr Joana Almeida

Senior Consultant

Joana@EdgeEnvironment.com.au

Project Experience

James Hardie EPD
James Hardie EPD
Holcim EPD
Holcim EPD
CSR Martini acoustic and thermal insulation products Environmental Product Declaration from cradle to gate
CSR Martini acoustic and thermal insulation products Environmental Product Declaration from cradle to gate
Sydney Science Park whole building LCA and climate change risk assessment
Sydney Science Park whole building LCA and climate change risk assessment
Godfrey Hirst: Environmental Product Declaration from cradle to grave
Godfrey Hirst: Environmental Product Declaration from cradle to grave
INNOWOOD: Engineered wood Environmental Product Declarations from cradle to grave
INNOWOOD: Engineered wood Environmental Product Declarations from cradle to grave
Vinidex: Environmental Product Declarations from Cradle to Grave
Vinidex: Environmental Product Declarations from Cradle to Grave
Iplex: Environmental Product Declarations and Cradle to Grave LCA
Iplex: Environmental Product Declarations and Cradle to Grave LCA
Kingspan – LCA and Environmental Product Declaration
Kingspan – LCA and Environmental Product Declaration
James Hardie – LCA and EPDs of  External Cladding and Scyon Range
James Hardie – LCA and EPDs of External Cladding and Scyon Range

Library

Edge is Hiring: Sustainability Assessment Consultant
Edge is Hiring: Sustainability Assessment Consultant
Introducing the Building Products Information Rating
Introducing the Building Products Information Rating
Is Sustainability a Big Deal for Building Product Manufacturers?
Is Sustainability a Big Deal for Building Product Manufacturers?
New momentum for EPDs
New momentum for EPDs
Congratulations to INNOWOOD Australia Pty Ltd for completing its first EPD
Congratulations to INNOWOOD Australia Pty Ltd for completing its first EPD
Surf the green wave or drown? How EPDs are changing B2B sales conversations
Surf the green wave or drown? How EPDs are changing B2B sales conversations
Part II: Reviewing TfNSW’s ‘Sustainable Design Guidelines’ from a life cycle perspective
Part II: Reviewing TfNSW’s ‘Sustainable Design Guidelines’ from a life cycle perspective
Part I: Be careful what you wish for – the only ‘con’ to life cycle thinking
Part I: Be careful what you wish for – the only ‘con’ to life cycle thinking
Beyond the Footprint:  Handprinting, and how awesome it is for your brand
Beyond the Footprint: Handprinting, and how awesome it is for your brand
What did I miss? Supply Chain Sustainability School event videos now online
What did I miss? Supply Chain Sustainability School event videos now online
Guest post: The building sector takes the lead again – Votorantim Cimentos publishes the first EPD by a Brazilian company in The International EPD System
Guest post: The building sector takes the lead again – Votorantim Cimentos publishes the first EPD by a Brazilian company in The International EPD System
Infrastructure projects now targeting EPDs
Infrastructure projects now targeting EPDs
Update – Kingspan leads the way with Environmental Product Declarations
Update – Kingspan leads the way with Environmental Product Declarations
Investigation – Is Australian made always better for the environment?
Investigation – Is Australian made always better for the environment?
Update – Uptake of Environmental Product Declarations in Australia
Update – Uptake of Environmental Product Declarations in Australia
Deciphering the Standards to Address Biogenic Carbon Storage in EPDs

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