Life cycle assessment (LCA) and life cycle cost (LCC) are major credits in BREEAM UK (altogether worth up to 5 credits). This training will provide participants with the understanding and skills required to earn the BREEAM UK Mat 01 LCA and Man 05 LCC credits. Learn how to get the LCA and LCC credits in practice ‒ get the facts, tips and practical examples from the experts in this 6 hours on-site training!
BREEAM UK New Construction includes two building life-cycle analysis based credits: Mat 01 Life cycle impacts and Man 05 Life cycle cost and service life planning, worth of total 5 credits. The same methodology for life-cycle assessment also applies for BREEAM UK NC 2011 Mat 01.
Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and Life-Cycle Cost (LCC) are methodologies that allow evaluating the carbon and other environmental impacts and cost of building over the entire lifespan of a building. This course introduces the key concepts and methods required to understand the basics of LCA and LCC. Building on the acquired knowledge, the course explains the requirements for earning the LCA and LCC credits in BREEAM-UK projects, how to quantify required impacts and how to use existing design data and tools to earn these credits in an efficient manner.
This training is intended for BREEAM experts, architects and engineers working with BREEAM projects who have limited or no experience on whole building LCA and LCC. The attendees are expected to be familiar with general concepts of the BREEAM rating system, as well as have an understanding of the typical construction methodologies for structure and envelope and be familiar with principal construction materials.
Your learning objectives:
1) understand the industry standards and whole building life-cycle assessment / life-cycle cost methodology relevant to BREEAM UK
2) use LCA to achieve Mat 01 building life-cycle assessment credit
3) use LCC to achieve Man 05 Life cycle cost and service life planning
4) employ day-to-day design software to enable automated and efficient whole-building life-cycle assessment
Attendees complete a practical LCA exercise during the training using their own laptops.