Title AIA Guide to Building Life Cycle Assessment in Practice
Organisation The American Institute of Architects (AIA)
Country (Region) United States
Version/ Publication date 2010
Type of document Guide
Where to find it (Weblink) http://www.aia.org/aiaucmp/groups/aia/documents/pdf/aiab082942.pdf

Main Target Groups:

  • Architects

Decision Making Situations:

  • The use of building LCA during the design process

General Overview:

  • Review of the state-of-the-art of LCA in the building industry
  • Review of the tools currently available and identification of likely scenarios for their use in the building design process.
  • Case studies of LCA use in commercial and residential buildings
  • Guidelines for use of LCA in building projects based on the questions being asked and the phase in the design process in which the LCA is being implemented.