The Australian Life Cycle Assessment Society (ALCAS), the national peak body for LCA professionals, has announced a series of seminars at DesignBUILD 2015 featuring the latest developments in the fast growing field of life cycle assessment (LCA) in the build environment.
Hosted by industry professionals, ‘Life Cycle Design – A strong foundation for sustainable buildings’ will feature three sessions at the Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park on April 29 2015 and include the Australian launch of the new Australasian Environmental Product Declaration scheme.
“An internationally accepted and aligned Environmental Product Declaration scheme sets in place best practice standards for environmental claims that provide greater transparency and helps avoid vague, unsupported green claims,” explains ALCAS president Rob Rouwette.
ALCAS will also launch the LCA practitioner certification scheme, which aims to promote better quality LCA practice and give Australian businesses confidence in local LCA practitioners.
New data and tools for whole-of-building assessment, including more Life Cycle Inventory data through AusLCI and a Best Practice Guide to Impact Assessment in Australia, will offer insights into how to ride the wave of business opportunities that emerge from transforming to a more sustainable society.
Green building specialists will present the latest evolution in LCA for the building and construction industry, Green Star® LCA and EPD based credits. They will share latest developments and future directions for EPD credits, including tips for success and how to avoid the pitfalls and discuss how a systematic approach to combat climate change and promote sustainability is key to achieving a low carbon economy.
The seminars will be held as part of the DesignBUILD expo, which brings together 6,000 industry professionals including architects, builders, contractors, facility managers, designers, engineers and corporate end users.
Tickets are available at www.conference.alcas.asn.au for the early bird price of $60 for ALCAS members and $80 for non-members for all three sessions and single sessions from $20.
Australian Life Cycle Assessment Society
The Australian Life Cycle Assessment Society (ALCAS) is the national peak body for the LCA industry. Run by Australian LCA professionals with international connections, the society provides objective scientific tools and tangible support for better decision-making. With systematic approaches to combat climate change, ALCAS works to mainstream lifecycle thinking to translate sustainability strategy into action.
Alex St Claire