Demonstrating the Benefits of Whole-Building Life Cycle Assessment

Providing measurable details about a building’s environmental impacts offers wide benefits. Its primary benefit is to equip the design team with the information needed to reduce environmental impacts over a business-as-usual design. It gives design teams a competitive advantage by positioning them as industry leaders. Clients can use the information to inform their marketing and climate change mitigation strategies. As green building programs in North America shift from prescriptive to performance provisions, they turn to life cycle assessment and other analytical tools to award credits.

Explore the fact sheet to learn more about this performance-based approach as well as its application highlighted within nine B.C.-based buildings.