Green Star – Design & As Built, for example, assesses the sustainability attributes of a building through nine categories:

  • Management
  • Indoor Environment Quality
  • Energy
  • Transport
  • Water
  • Materials
  • Land Use and Ecology
  • Emissions
  • Innovation

Life Cycle Design can assess the impacts related to all categories listed in Green Star by expanding the system boundaries beyond the building scope. Most importantly, LCD will evaluate whole of life performance, from materials extraction to demolition / end of life impacts. LCD is unique in quantifying and reporting on multiple environmental impact indicators, including:

  • Ozone depletion
  • POCP
  • Eutrophication
  • Human Toxicity
  • Marine / Land Ecotoxicity
  • Particulate Matter
  • Acidification potential
  • Water footprint (GS reports on end use consumption only)
  • Ionising Radiation
  • Abiotic Resource Depletion
  • Fossil Fuel Combustion

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