I want to talk about materials and life cycle assessments (LCA). I’m not a specialist in the area, but I am a sustainability professional, and for me this is an area where we (as the construction industry) can have a huge impact for the better.
The impact of a building in operation is broadly understood by a building owner. They have to pay the water bill, the gas bill, and the electric bill, and so they can see the consumption uses of the building first-hand. But what about the embodiedimpacts of the building?