However, this type of analysis and accounting can be time consuming and too costly for many companies.
LCA.no has developed standardised tools for simplifying sustainability analysis and environmental documentation. These cloud-based tools are based on research data and comply with international standards. They are designed for easy use by anyone wanting to reduce the environmental impact of their company.
The customisable Life Cycle Assessment tools calculate the environmental impact of a product or organisation. The Greenhouse Gas Accounting tool enables private and public organisations to analyse and reduce the carbon footprint of their products or activities.
The Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) Generator enables companies to develop verified EPDs themselves. Companies register their product composition, transport information, energy consumption and waste from production. The system automatically calculates environmental impacts adapted to EPD format and provides third-party verification.
The Transport Calculator calculates potential environmental impact associated with transport of construction materials.
LCA.no provides organisations with a simpler way to analyse and generate the environmental documentation needed to be competitive and innovative. The tools are modular and customisable so that the same input data can be used to create EPDs, perform greenhouse gas accounting and assess the impact of the company value chain.
An additional module for automating analyses helps to chart the path toward more sustainable production.
LCA.no’s tools are based on ISO-standardised methodology and are applicable for nearly all types of companies and public institutions worldwide.
Standardised environmental documentation has existed since the 1990s. Over the past few years, EPD programmes have been introduced in major markets such as Brazil, India and Russia, increasing global market potential.
The demand for EPDs has grown significantly particularly among manufacturers of building materials due to green building certification schemes such as LEED and BREEAM. This is a key market segment for LCA.no.
12. Responsible consumption and production
LCA.no’s tools provide verified documentation of life cycle impacts, providing the baseline for reducing the environmental impact of production and consumption.