NRMCA’s Lemay Co-authors Book on Life Cycle Assessment
Lionel Lemay of NRMCA has co-authored a book titled Whole Building Life Cycle Assessment: Reference Building Structure and Strategies published by the American Society of Structural Engineers. The publication serves as a guide for a project team to define and model the structural system within the reference building design as required by green building standards and rating systems. The book is organized in two parts: the first sets terms of reference, including definitions, reference building options and general considerations in reference building design and the second describes specific strategies the structural engineer may employ to reduce life cycle impacts on a project.
Whereas whole building life cycle assessment (WBLCA) is a relatively new application of life cycle assessment (LCA), this book aims to guide and encourage structural engineers to take an active and meaningful role in green building development.