The adoption of BIM by the construction industry signals readiness for the integration of building-level LCA in design. BRE has responded through the recognition of IMPACT-compliant tools (and equivalent) in BREEAM schemes.

This Information Paper begins by introducing embodied impacts and how they are measured using LCA. This is followed by a review of the key themes and advantages of building-level LCA, integration in BIM and BREEAM.


1 Introduction
2 Embodied impacts
3 Measuring the embodied impacts
using LCA
4 Building-level LCA
5 BIM and LCA
6 Conclusion
7 References


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