Tag Archives: LCA
Edge Environment has been working with City of Sydney and Jackson Teece implementing Sustainable Procurement. Sydney Town Hall is being restored and protected for future generations. In early 2012, the City started the next phase of the upgrade, which involves external repairs to the clock tower including replacing 26 cubic metres of stone. Photographic hoarding [...]
At Edge we are very proud to announce that our clients will be presenting the outcomes from our projects, their benefits and experience at the 2013 National Australian Life Cycle Assessment Society (ALCAS) Conference, to be held in from July 15th - 18th in Manly. The clients we have assisted are Inghams, to understand the lifecycle [...]
The common assumption is that double glazed windows will insulate better from the elements, either keeping the heat outside in summer or inside in winter, therefore reducing the need to cool or heat the building in either season. In this example, LCA measures the trade-off between the building’s energy use (for heating and cooling) vs [...]
Many consumers who are conscious of their environmental impact choose organic products, particularly food, but is this really better for the environment? There is no doubt that there are some benefits from organic agriculture compared with the equivalent conventionally-grown food due to less use of chemical fertilisers, pesticides, herbicides or genetically modified organisms. However, results [...]
It is often thought that electric cars are the best environmental choice compared to standard fossil fuel cars. They are quiet and clean, right? If tail-pipe emissions would be the only criteria to assess a car’s environmental performance, this would be correct. But a deeper look into other components and maintenance of the car using [...]
Edge Environment’s Managing Director Nigel Howard provided BPN Magazine with an update of the state of the Building Products Innovation Council (BPIC). Edge has been closely working with BPIC for the last five years, particularly on the development of the Life Cycle Inventory (LCI). Read more.