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).

Sustainable Built Futures Centre - Opportuntity for Funded Masters Research

Fletcher Building Infrastructure group: LCA Study


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.

New Zealand Business Green Buiding Council

The New Zealand Business Green Building Council facilitates ongoing research and knowledge of best green building practice.  This is critical to support the development and adoption of market-based green building practices in New Zealand.  The NZGBC supports a range of research initiatives whose objectives are aligned with their mission.  They also provide access to networks, inf

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Environmental Life Cycle Approaches Position Advertised

Massey University is currently advertising a position for a new Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Environmental Life Cycle Approaches, to work within the NZLCM Centre. 

Building Environmental Assessment

BRANZ has developed a Plan for development of a qhole building, whole of life assessment framework for New Zealand, in order to provide a level playing field for assessment of the environmental performance of buildings (wtih an initial focus on offices).

The Plan is based on BRANZ research initiated in 2010 and industry feedback received during a consultation towards the end of 2012.  Click here for the full report.

LCANZ Project - Life Cycle Impact Assessment Categories

Environmental impact categories commonly used in LCA have been summarised by members of the LCANZ Best Practice Working Group (including Kimberly Robertson, Carla Coelho, Dave Drysdale, Simon Love, James McDevitt and John Andrews). The summaries include information on the cause, outcomes and the relevance to New Zealand.

PDF downloads for the Impact Assessment Categories which the Best Practice Working Group has assessed are now available on the LCANZ website.

Please click here to view.

2nd New Zealand Life Cycle Assessment conference

We are pleased to announce that abstract submission is now open for the 2nd New Zealand Life Cycle Assessment conference which will be held on 28-29 March 2012 in Auckland.

Deadline for abstract submission is 08 November 2011.

For more information please visit:

Professional Development LCA courses

New Professional Development LCA courses from Massey University – March-May 2011

Feasibility Study for a New Zealand Inventory Database

LCANZ has achieved another milestone with regard to LCA in New Zealand. The following resolution has been adopted by LCANZ members after extensive consultation:

“That the ILCD Handbook data format be adopted as the current preferred format for the NZ Life Cycle Inventory Database, subject to confirmation through the proposed LCI Feasibility Study”

Qualifications and Training

Qualifications and Training in
Life Cycle Assessment and Management


LCA & LCM PHD Scholarship Opportunities at Massey

The newly formed New Zealand Life Cycle Management Centre (NZLCM Centre) is offering four exciting opportunities to outstanding candidates with research interests in Life Cycle Management.

LCANZ Website launched!

LCANZ is pleased to launch our new website, which will be used to facilitate connections and dialogue in the LCA/ LCM community, both within NZ and globally. This site will be our primary method to communicate information, news and events such as the forthcoming conference. Contributions of announcements, articles or events are welcome.

LCANZ incorporated.

Life Cycle Association New Zealand officially registered as an incorporated society in June 2009. Special thanks are due to The Ministry of Economic Development for providing significant initial support, and in particular Tim Strange for steering us through the processes of formalising the society.

Life Cycle Inventory Report.

A study of global LCI data collection protocols was completed in July 2009. This study was commissioned by The Ministry of Economic Development and completed by Scion, in collaboration with Victoria University and ERM New Zealand.