Award-winning product designer David Trubridge and thinkstep are first to register an EPD in the new Australasian Programme

    Internationally renowned product designer David Trubridge and sustainability expert thinkstep have announced the registration of the first Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) under the Australasian EPD® Programme.

    NZ Whole Building Whole of Life Framework research - request for information/data

    BRANZ has been engaged in work to develop the NZ Whole Building Whole of Life Framework, which aims to facilitate use of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) as a tool for calculating environmental impacts of buildings.  As part of this research, BRANZ has developed a number of (currently draft) “Scenario” spreadsheets which aim to provide generic information and data to inform LCAs of buildings, help fill data gaps, provide a basis for testing significance of stages of the building life cycle, and facilitate a more consistent approach to LCA of buildings in NZ.

    Your feedback sought: e-waste, agrichemicals, tyres and refrigerants

    You are invited to share your views on whether Government should intervene to improve the management of four product waste streams - electrical and electronic equipment (e-waste); tyres; agrichemicals and farm plastics; and refrigerants and other synthetic greenhouse gases.

    National LCA databases worldwide - Free White paper with survey results and recommendations

    The results of the recent survey and the extended analysis and recommendations for developing successful national LCA databases and towards global LCA data interoperability are online now!  The White Paper also contains an annex with the detailed replies by all 15 National LCA databases that have participated in this comprehensive survey. 

    Get Involved in the Australasian EPD Scheme project

    Enviromark Solutions Limited has been appointed as the Project Manager to develop the Australasian Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) Scheme based on the International EPD® System, on behalf of LCANZ in New Zealand and ALCAS in Australia.

    New Zealand Whole Building Whole of Life Framework - Reporting. Comments welcome

    BRANZ has been undertaking important research into development of a New Zealand Whole Building Whole of Life Framework with the aim of providing more of a level playing field to environmental assessment of buildings, and the contribution made by products, based on Life Cycle Assessment (LCA).

    CALL FOR ABSTRACTS - NZ LCA Conference 2014

    3rd New Zealand Life Cycle Assessment Conference – CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

    The Australasian EPD Scheme

    The lack of a scheme for the development and registration of Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) in New Zealand and Australia has been a barrier to those companies seeking to differentiate the environmental performance of their products through science-based, third party verified reporting.
    The Life Cycle Association N

    Webinar: Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue - 4 lucky items for ISO/TS14067?

    1st August 2013

    1.30PM - 2.15PM NZST

    The New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries, AgResearch and PE INTERNATIONAL will provide an introduction to the recently published ISO/TS 14067.