Life Cycle Assessment Services

What is Life Cycle Assessment?

Life Cycle Assessment is the leading solution for understanding, quantifying and communicating the environmental and social credentials and performance of products, services, processes, assets and organisations.

The assessment takes into account the complete life cycle, starting from the production of raw materials to the final disposal of the products, including material recycling if needed. Life cycle assessment can be expanded to include both social and financial impacts and benefits, often referred to as life cycle sustainability assessment.

Life cycle assessment can be used to inform sustainable procurement, product development and innovation, green marketing and reporting, and sustainability strategy development.

The following important applications of LCA are increasingly being adopted by businesses in Australia and internationally:

Environmental Product Declarations >>

are the gold standard to communicate your product or service environmental credentials to the market. Find out more >>

Whole Building LCAs >>

model the environmental impacts of time, practices, and purchases to give you the best environmental results for your building project. Find out more >>

Your Needs

The environment and social responsibility matters when customers decide which products and services to trust and buy.

Organisations understanding this need reliable and robust information to inform investment decisions, improvement initiatives and as basis for communicating their environmental credentials. The information needs to be:

  • Reliable to ensure long-term decisions and communication strategies can be made and developed;
  • Defensible to meet the scrutiny and expectations from internal and external stakeholders;
  • Pragmatic and timely to be used as input to decision-making; and
  • Holistic to ensure there is a net improvement for the environment, society and the economy.

We understand that each project require a customised approach to meet the time-line, objectives and budget of each client. We use state of the art industry tools and databases to deliver our projects.

Edge Offering

Edge have worked on several award winning LCA projects, providing life cycle sustainability information to organisations’ decision-making and marketing initiatives. Edge’s services follows the ISO standards, extended to specific guidelines and methodologies depending on the sector, product and region. Edge offers cost-effective LCA solutions to:

  • Assess, benchmark or peer-review projects aiming for credits in the Green Star, Infrastructure Sustainability and LEED v4 rating tools
  • Develop environmental product labels
  • Develop in-house environmental innovation tools and communication and strategies
  • Deliver best practice strategy and supply chain management includes the process of purchasing goods and/or services

An LCA, following the internationally recognized and standardized practice (ISO 14040 & 14044), is the only scientifically standardized method to make a comparative claim on the environmental performances of products and services. We use leading national and international databases including AusLCIBuilding Products LCIEcoinvent v3 and Social Hotspot DatabaseContact to discuss the requirements of the standard and our services.

Edge expert staff are certified professional with the Australian LCA Society (ALCAS). Edge staff are also active on the ALCAS board and various technical committees, members on the Australasian EPD Programme’s Technical Advisory Board and certified EPD verifiers.

Clients

KFC Australia
Optus and Singtel
Watpac
Kingspan
China Merchants Loscam
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Project Experience

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Life Cycle Assessment of CEVA Logistics, West Park Industrial Estate, Derrimut, VIC

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Sydney Science Park whole building LCA and climate change risk assessment

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KeepCup coffee cup life cycle assessment and benchmark

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Re>Pal cradle to cradle life cycle assessment and benchmarking

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UBIQ: INEX>Board Environmental Product Declarations from cradle to grave

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Godfrey Hirst: Environmental Product Declaration from cradle to grave

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INNOWOOD: Engineered wood Environmental Product Declarations from cradle to grave

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St George Community Housing, Westmead: Whole Building LCA

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Austral Bricks: EPD for carbon neutral brick range

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Taronga Zoo: LCA Lite – food packaging for events

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UTS Central project: Whole of Building LCA

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Vinidex: Environmental Product Declarations from Cradle to Grave

10 Carrington

10 Carrington (Wynyard Place): Whole of Building LCA

Shell House

Shell House (Wynyard Place): Whole of Building LCA

Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games: Sustainable Supply Chain Specialist Services

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Iplex: Environmental Product Declarations and Cradle to Grave LCA

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City of Sydney: Early Design Stage Screening Life Cycle Advisory and Guidance

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ARENA: Establishing a national LCA approach for bioenergy projects

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Optus/Singtel: Hybrid Organisational Life Cycle Assessment

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ARENA: Life cycle assessment and renewable energy

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KFC Australia: Farm to Fork Project

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Chadstone 38 Melbourne: Whole Building LCA

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The Ponds Shopping Centre: Whole Building LCA

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333 George St Sydney: Life Cycle Assessment

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China Merchants Loscam: LCA comparison of pallets

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Life Cycle Thinking Film- Beer

Kingspan

Kingspan – LCA and Environmental Product Declaration

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James Hardie – LCA and EPDs of External Cladding and Scyon Range

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Sydney CBD Metro Construction Bid

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Walmart – Retail Sustainability Index

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LCA Based Tool for the Food and Construction Industries in Chile

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Life Cycle Assessment for the City of Sydney

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Life Cycle Assessment of the CSR House

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LCA and Ecolabel Certification of Woven Image EchoPanel range

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Building Products Level Playing field Assessment Methodology

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Sustainability Considerations in Structural Design

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IS Rating Tool Material Calculator

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