Looking at Product Life-Cycle Assessments

August 2008
Buildings;Aug2008, Vol. 102 Issue 8, p20
Trade Publication
The article offers tips from Forbo Flooring Systems regarding product life-cycle assessment (LCA). A LCA is the full assimilation of the environmental impact of a product, process, or service throughout its lifespan. A manufacturer should establish the full impact that its products and processes have on the environment. The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has developed environmental-management standards (ISO 14000) that incorporate LCA protocol.


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