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

    Food for Thought Series Workshop - "The Sustainability Consortium's role in driving sustainability through supply chains"

    Dear carbon hero,
    The Enviro-Mark Solutions team is delighted to invite you  to a Food for Thought Series 2013 workshop with Professor Greg Thoma on Thursday 25th July (3-5pm) in Christchurch.

    LCANZ Network Meeting - "Driving sustainability through supply chains" - 26th July 2013

    Invitiation to hear a world expert - Professor Greg Thoma

    "Driving sustainability through supply chains"

    Plus, the fifth Annual General Meeting of the LIfe Cycle Association of New Zealand.

    4.30PM - 7.00PM, Friday 26th July 2013

    Venues: (video link between two venues)

    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. 

    Asda turns to Canary Islands bananas to cut carbon footprint

    Supermarket chain Asda is to be the first to sell bananas from the Canary Islands, in an attempt to reduce the fruit's considerable carbon footprint.

    Click here to view the full article

    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.