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NRMCA Offers Whole Building Life Cycle Assessment for Concrete Buildings

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With its new design assistance program, NRMCA can support building designers with Whole Building Life Cycle Assessment (WBLCA) for buildings. Utilizing specialized LCA software tools, NRMCA can estimate the environmental impacts to compare building designs to a benchmark or reference building. LEED v4, Green Globes and the International Green Construction Code each provide credit for design teams that use WBLCA in the design process. WBLCA can provide quick results for one or several environmental measures such as embodied fossil energy use, global warming potential, acidification potential, eutrophication potential and smog potential.  When combining the WBLCA with NRMCA’s energy modeling capabilities, the professional can realize the optimal design across all life cycle stages from resource extraction, manufacturing, transportation, building service life and end of life.

Utilizing a bill of materials (BOM) or material take-offs, NRMCA can execute a WBLCA in minimal time; therefore, dynamically supporting the design professional.

For more information, please reach out to James Bogdan at or 412-420-4138.

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