Posts Tagged ‘ LCA ’

New Database Details Health, Environmental Effects of Building Products

Oct 28th, 2015


A new open-source, online database provides detailed information about the health and environmental effects of more than 100 commonly used building products. The Quartz database, which seeks to promote greater transparency in building-product information, is the result of a year-long collaboration called The Quartz Project. Building owners, architects and sustainability specialists, as well as the general public, can now […]

Codes, Standards, Market Will Drive Disclosure of Product LCA

Mar 19th, 2012

There’s increasing pressure on manufacturers to disclose the environmental impact of a product from cradle to grave, from extraction of the raw material through disposal, says Jeff Inks, vice president of code and regulatory affairs for the Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) in Washington, D.C. Inks made a presentation about life cycle analysis (LCA) […]

Window and Glass Industries Join Together to Pursue LCA

Feb 28th, 2012

Rich Walker, president and CEO the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA), briefed members of the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) Oversight Task Group today regarding its latest efforts regarding LCA. The meeting was held as part of the association’s annual conference this week in Naples, Fla. AAMA is one of four associations that have come together […]