Posts Tagged ‘ LCA ’

EPDs: What’s the Business Value?

Feb 14th, 2017

If you have been in an industry meeting in the past few years, chances are you are at least aware of acronyms like EPD, LCA and PCR. Still, the industry is still trying to figure out how this all fits into their business. Vik Ahuja, Life Cycle Assessment Consulting, aimed to answer some of those […]

Industry Alliance Releases PCR for Processed Glass

Aug 22nd, 2016

Two industry associations have jointly released a Product Category Rule (PCR) for processed glass, and they are now determining whether to move forward with the development of an industry-wide Environmental Product Declaration (EPD). The Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) and the Glass Association of North America (GANA) announced they approved and published the new PCR, […]

AAMA, thinkstep to Work Together on Sustainability Issues

Feb 19th, 2016

The glass and fenestration industries have grappled with the implications of product category rules (PCRs), life cycle assessments (LCAs) and environmental product declarations (EPDs) for several years now. But a big question remains – how do they affect the bottom line? To answer that, the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) is getting help from outside […]

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 […]

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