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2014-07-01 23:02:51

New options, including Green Roofs and LEED-specific reporting, are available in Version 5 of the free software tool that is key to earning the LCA credits in North American green building programs. Ottawa, Canada (PRWEB) July 01, 2014 The Athena Sustainable Materials Institute today released Version 5 of the Impact Estimator for Buildings, its acclaimed life cycle assessment (LCA) software package for North American building designers. The Impact Estimator is a free and compliant whole...

Research Shows Net Energy Analysis Should Become A Standard Policy Tool
2014-06-26 03:25:53

By Mark Shwartz, Stanford University Policymakers should conduct "net energy analyses" when evaluating the long-term sustainability of energy technologies, according to new Stanford University research. Net energy analysis provides a quantitative way to compare the amount of energy a technology produces over its lifetime with the energy required to build and maintain it. The technique can complement conventional energy planning, which often focuses on minimizing the financial cost of...

2014-06-11 23:04:57

Sustainable Minds Transparency Report™ Program offers an innovative market solution to the growing need for product transparency reporting and verification. Ann Arbor, Mich. and Cambridge, Mass. (PRWEB) June 11, 2014 Sustainable Minds has partnered with NSF Sustainability, a division of global public health organization NSF International, to provide life cycle assessment (LCA) verification and report certification for Sustainable Minds Transparency Reports™. Sustainable Minds (SM), a...

2014-04-09 23:23:48

Annual Technology Award Highlights "Best of Breed" Case Studies Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) April 09, 2014 KT Innovations, an affiliate of KieranTimberlake, today announced that its newly released Tally™ application for Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) has received a Building Information Modeling (BIM) Award from the American Institute of Architects. The award, given by the Technology in Architectural Practice (TAP) Knowledge Community of the AIA, highlights best practices in Building...

2014-04-09 12:20:26

Aluminum Offers Smallest Total Carbon Footprint Among Competing Materials DETROIT, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The use of aluminum in new vehicles to boost fuel economy offers the smallest total carbon footprint among competing materials, according to a peer-reviewed Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) report presented today at the 2014 Society of Automotive Engineers World Congress. Researcher Sujit Das, a widely respected expert on product life cycle assessments for the United States...

2014-03-31 23:31:53

The 'Athena Guide to Whole-Building LCA in Green Building Programs' demystifies the credits and explains how the Athena Impact Estimator for Buildings software makes compliance easy. Ottawa, Ontario (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 Life cycle assessment (LCA) is a powerful tool to help sustainable design move towards a performance basis. An analytical method for estimating lifetime environmental impacts due to a product or process, LCA can help building designers quantify and validate their...

2014-03-18 23:28:27

With an executive reorganization and strategic hires, Quantis readies for accelerated growth in the field of sustainability solutions and services. Paris, France (PRWEB) March 18, 2014 Swiss-based group Quantis International, the globally recognized leader in Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and sustainability expertise and consulting services, announces the promotion of Emmanuelle Aoustin to the position of Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. She succeeds Quantis co-founding...

2014-03-06 23:24:19

New application helps achieve LEED® v4 Materials and Resources credit, MRc1. Philaldelphia, PA (PRWEB) March 06, 2014 Prominent architecture firm KieranTimberlake, in conjunction with PE INTERNATIONAL and Autodesk® Sustainability Solutions, announce the commercial availability of Tally™, a software application for Revit® that calculates the environmental impact of building materials. It is the only application to be fully integrated into Revit, providing architects,...

2014-03-03 04:22:01

SHANTOU City, China, March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Recently the well-known domestic hotel amenities company New Oriental Hotel Amenities Co., Ltd. ("New Oriental") obtained the Intertek Green Leaf Mark issued by the world's leading provider of quality and safety solutions, Intertek Group (" Intertek"), and became the first company that received Intertek's carbon footprint assessment on hotel amenities in China. Environmental issues have been a worldwide focus of attention. With...

2014-02-12 12:23:09

WASHINGTON, Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Results of a third-party peer-reviewed life cycle assessment (LCA), published today -- "Greenhouse Gas and Energy Life Cycle Assessment of Pine Chemicals Derived from Crude Tall Oil and Their Substitutes" -- found that diverting Crude Tall Oil (CTO) into biofuel production in Europe will not have a significant effect in either reducing carbon emissions nor fossil fuel consumption. CTO is a sustainable raw material that has been used in biorefining to...


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