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 Events

    Life Cycle Assessment and Footprinting: Bridging the Gap Between Tools and Practice LCANZ and NZLCM Centre Conference, Wed, 24th to 25th March 2010 

    Launch of Life Cycle Management Centre

    An inaugural workshop held on 25-26th August 2009 in Palmerston North marked the initiation of the NZLCM Centre. The event titled 'The Role and Importance of LCM in Land Based Industries™' was well attended by forty practitioners and researchers from around NZ. The first day was a full agenda of ten expert presentations, on the second day Crown Research Institute teams presented their interests and focus areas. A new Professorial position is in the process of being created to further develop the NZLCM centre.

    Related Events


    14-16 October 2009. WasteMINZ 21st Annual conference. Christchurch.

    28-29 October 2009.  Green Building Summit 09. Auckland.

    23-26 May 2010. SB10 New Zealand Sustainable Building Conference. Wellington.

    New Book: Prosperity without Growth.

    Following publication earlier this year of the influential report Prosperity without Growth? by Professor Tim Jackson and the UK Sustainable Development Commission. Tim Jackson’s new book: Prosperity without Growth : Economics for a Finite Planet draws upon the SDC report, and is scheduled for release in Nov 09.

    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. Please forward to LCANZ Secretary Peter Garrett, who is coordinating this site.

    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. The society’s inaugural AGM meeting was held in Wellington on 23rd July, which included a presentation of the recently completed report: Life Cycle Inventory – Review of data collection protocols by Barbara Nebel, Daniel Kellenberger, Andrew Alcorn and Peter Garrett. See below.