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. 

    ALCAS Roundtable and Webinar: Soil Quality Indicators in LCA

    The Australian Life Cycle Assessment Society (ALCAS) would like to advise you of a Roundtable / Webinar on “Soil quality indicators in LCA”, to be held in Canberra on 8-9 April. 
    The workshop will bring together soil scientists and environmental life cycle assessment (LCA) researchers to discuss how soil quality can be represented in product life cycle environmental assessment.

    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).

    LCANZ Christmas Networking Event

    The LCANZ Christmas Networking event is to be held on Thursday12th December in Wellington and Auckland.  Please click here to view the inviation.

    RSVP's to go to Helene Sterzik

    Upcoming events

    In a new semi-regular feature, the LCANZ Networking Working Group have compiled a list of upcoming events that may be of interest to LCANZ members:

    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: Royal Flush vs. Bluff - EPD trumps Greenwash

    Thursday 5th September

    3.00PM - 3.45PM NZST/1.45PM AEST

    Similar to a nutrition label, an Envriomental Product Declaration (EPD) allows purchasing managers and ocnsumers to fairly assess different products.

    Food for Thought Series 2013 underway

    On Thursday 25th July, Professor Greg Thoma from the Sustainability Consortium and the University of Arkansas spoke to audiences in Christchurch at Enviro-Mark Solutions and the University of Canterbury as part of the New Zealand Life Cycle Management Centre Food for Thought Series 2013.  The Sustainability Consortium boasts an international memebership working together to improve the use