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We prepare a CO2 footprint analysis for your building material and identify the main factors in the raw material supply chain and production process. The results of the analysis provide valuable information to optimize the product's carbon footprint and support product development decisions.

How is the CO2 footprint calculated?

LCA Support uses a standardized LCA methodology to calculate a product's carbon footprint. This means the results can be used even before the EPD is issued in order to obtain an indicative result of the product's carbon footprint.

The carbon footprint of a building product is dependant on:

  1. the composition and quantities of the raw materials of the product, including the percentage of defective products and the optimal use of the raw material

  2. the length of raw material supply chains

  3. the impacts of the production process, including energy consumption and generation of waste as a result of the production process

  4. the length, composition and reusability of the product packaging supply chain

  5. the transport effects of the product to the construction site

  6. product installation effects (eg effects from product packaging processing and transport, use of certain construction equipment, fuel consumption used, etc.)

  7. direct effects of the use of the product (eg release or sequestration of CO2 during use)

  8. the expected service life of the product

  9. the energy required to dismantle / disassemble / separate the product

  10. the transport effects of the used product to a sorting / recycling plant or landfill

  11. impacts of product recycling / recovery / disposal

The scope of the CO2 footprint calculation depends on the purpose of the calculation. If necessary, we advise the client on defining the scope of the calculation.

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