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Beyond Regional Material Credits

Format On Demand: Article/Print
Offered by Janam Publications Inc.
Category Materials and resources

Local product sourcing receives a lot of attention in green building rating systems, but the geographic limit it imposes considers only the transportation impacts of material selection. It does not take into account all the other potential environmental impacts that form part of the overall ecological profile of a material. Readers will learn about how different rating systems deal with evaluating environmental impacts of material selection, the impacts of transportation on material selection, how LCA helps with evaluating material selection, and what#s next for LCA adoption.


1. Understand the environmental impact of transportation of materials.
2. Understand how life cycle assessment assists in evaluating the environmental impact of material selection.
3. Describe the different ways in which rating systems evaluate environmental impact of material selection.
4. Describe the next steps to life cycle assessment adoption.

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