Links

On this page you can find a comprehensive list of links to existing databases, software and outcomes of previous research projects dealing with the LCA applied to the construction sector.

>> Multisectorial generic LCI databases
>> Generic LCA databases for the construction sector
>> EPD databases
>> LCA directory (LCIA, LCA methods)
>> LCA software for doing an LCA of a building product
>> Dedicated LCA software for buildings (e.g. for building design or for building labelling)
>> Available labelling schemes in Europe
>> Past or ongoing European projects related to LCA and buildings

 

Multisectorial generic LCI databases

Name

Link

ELCD database

http://lca.jrc.ec.europa.eu/lcainfohub/datasetCategories.vm

Ecoinvent database

www.ecoinvent.ch

GaBi database

http://www.gabi-software.com/databases/

DEAM

http://www.ghgprotocol.org/Third-Party-Databases/DEAM

EIME – Centre de compétence CODDE

http://www.codde.fr/

IDEMAT

http://www.idemat.nl/Product/pi_frame.htm

IVAM LCA Data

http://www.ivam.uva.nl/index.php?id=164

CPM LCA Database

http://www.cpm.chalmers.se/CPMDatabase/Scripts/sheet.asp?ActId=unknown01-20010917-83

U.S. Life-Cycle Inventory Database

http://www.nrel.gov/lci/database/

Generic LCA databases for the construction sector

Name

Link

The Athena Institute database (Canada)

http://www.athenasmi.org/our-software-data/overview/

Bauteil Katalog (Swiss)

http://www.bauteilkatalog.ch/ch/fr/catalogueconstruction.asp

DIOGEN (France)

www.diogen.fr

ESUCO (Europe)

http://www.dgnb-international.com

KBOB (Swiss)

http://www.eco-bau.ch/index.cfm?Nav=15&ID=18&js=1

IBO LCA database (Austria)

http://www.ibo.at/en/index.htm

Ökobau.dat (Germany)

http://www.nachhaltigesbauen.de/baustoff-und-gebaeudedaten/oekobaudat.html

ITec (Spain)

http://www.itec.es/nouBedec.e/bedec.aspx

WorldSteel (Global)

http://www.worldsteel.org/?action=programs&id=62

Base carbone ADEME (France)

http://www.basecarbone.fr/

Leitfaden database (Luxembourg)

http://www.crtib.lu/Leitfaden/content/FR/116/

Minnesota Building Materials Database (USA)

http://www.buildingmaterials.umn.edu/materials.html

EPD databases

Name

Link

IBU (Germany)

http://bau-umwelt.de/hp474/Umwelt-Produktdeklarationen-EPD.htm

INIES (France)

http://www.inies.fr/IniesConsultation.aspx

PEP Ecopasseport (France)

http://www.pep-ecopassport.org/

PlasticsEurope (Europe)

http://www.plasticseurope.org/plastics-sustainability/life-cycle-thinking/epd-reports.aspx

EPD® the Green Yardstick (Global)

http://www.environdec.com/Epd-Search/?Category=6196

GEDNet Global Environmental Declarations Network (Global)

http://gednet.org/

MRPI (The Netherlands)

http://www.mrpi.nl/Deelnemers/Certificaten/tabid/71/ctl/CustomersDocumentDetails/mid/399/VendorID/1/language/en-US/Default.aspx

EPD Norge (Norway)

http://www.epd-norge.no/category.php?categoryID=386

BRE Profiles (UK)

http://www.bre.co.uk/greenguide/page.jsp?id=558

Green Book Live: Environmental Profiles (UK)

http://www.greenbooklive.com/search/scheme.jsp?id=9

ACLCA Product Category Rules (USA)

http://lcacenter.org/product-category-rule.aspx

LCA directory (LCIA, LCA methods)

Name

Link

JRC Directory LCA tools (European Commission)

http://lca.jrc.ec.europa.eu/lcainfohub/toolList.vm

CML (Life cycle impact assessment method developed in the Netherlands)

http://cml.leiden.edu/software/data-cmlia.html

Ecoindicator (life cycle impact assessment method developed in the Netherlands)

http://www.pre-sustainability.com/content/eco-indicator-99/

ReCiPe (life cycle impact assessment method developed in the Netherlands)

https://sites.google.com/site/lciarecipe/home

LCA software for doing an LCA of a building product

Name

Link

SimaPro

http://www.pre-sustainability.com/content/manuals

GaBi

http://www.gabi-software.com

Umberto

http://www.umberto.de/en/

TEAM

https://ecobilan.fr

OpenLCA

http://www.openlca.org/index.html

Bilan Produit ADEME

http://www.ademe.fr/internet/bilan_produit/login.asp

EIME

http://www.codde.fr/page.php?rubrique=20

Dedicated LCA software for buildings (e.g. for building design or for building labelling)

Name

Link

ECOSOFT (Austria)

http://www.ibo.at/en/ecosoft.htm

EcoCalculator (Canada)

http://www.athenasmi.org/tools/ecoCalculator/

Eco-bat (Switzerland)

http://www.eco-bat.ch/index.php?option=com_content&task=blogcategory&id=14&Itemid=30

LEGEP (Germany)

http://www.legep-software.de/

GaBi-Build-IT (Germany)

http://www.pe-international.com/sweden/services-solutions/green-building/building-lca/

SBS (Germany)

http://www.sbs-onlinetool.com

ELODIE (France)

http://www.elodie-cstb.fr/default.aspx

EQUER (France)

http://www.izuba.fr/logiciel/equer

COCON (France)

http://eosphere.fr/COCON-comparaison-solutions-constructives-confort.html

ECO-QUANTUM (The Netherlands)

http://www.ivam.uva.nl/?id=2&L=1

GreenCalc+ (The Netherlands)

http://www.greencalc.com/

EcoEffect(Sweden)

http://www.ecoeffect.se/

envest 2 (UK)

http://envestv2.bre.co.uk/

BEES (USA)

http://www.nist.gov/el/economics/BEESSoftware.cfm/

Available labelling schemes in Europe

Name

Link

BREEAM (British system for the labelling of buildings)

http://www.breeam.org/

DGNB (German system for the labelling of buildings)

http://www.dgnb.de/dgnb-ev/de/

HQE (French system for the labelling of buildings)

http://assohqe.org/hqe/spip.php?rubrique45

VERDE (Spanish system for the labelling of buildings)

http://www.gbce.es/pagina/certificacion-verde

Past or ongoing European projects related to LCA and buildings

Name

Link

Description

EnerBuiLCA

http://www.enerbuilca-sudoe.eu/index.php

Le projet EnerBuiLCA, d’une durée de deux ans (2011–2012), rentre dans le cadre du Programme de Coopération Territoriale de la Zone Sud-Ouest Européenne, SUDOE-Interreg IV B, cofinancé par les fonds FEDER de l’Union Européenne.

SuPerBuildings

http://cic.vtt.fi/superbuildings/

Sustainability and Performance assessment and Benchmarking of Buildings: The SuPerBuilding project will develop and select sustainability indicators for buildings. The focus is on the development of data validity and reliability of the selected key indicators.

OPEN HOUSE

http://www.openhouse-fp7.eu/documents/deliverables

The main objective of OPEN HOUSE is to develop and implement a common European transparent building assessment methodology, complementing the existing ones, for planning and constructing sustainable buildings by means of an open approach and technical platform.

LoRe-LCA

http://www.sintef.no/Projectweb/LoRe-LCA/Training/

LoRe-LCA aims to coordinate activities regarding the application of LCA in the European construction sector, focusing on comparing and improving the functional units used for LCA for whole buildings, improving the possibilities for comparing results for different alternatives during design stage, and for comparison of results for different buildings.

CAPEM

http://www.capem.eu/capem/en/6933-lead-partner-cd2e.html

The cd2e is a team of environmental and business experts dedicated to supporting the environmental sector in northern France, at home and abroad.

ENSLIC-Project

http://circe.cps.unizar.es/enslic/index.htm

Energy Saving through Promotion of Life Cycle Assessment in Buildings: use LCA for sustainable building design.

CALCAS

http://www.estis.net/builder/includes/page.asp?site=calcas&page_id=12F52D40-4B6E-48AF-AAAB-AB6922FA59CD

The CALCAS project, involving both LCA producers and LCA users, is organized to go beyond the boundaries of ISO-LCA, by identifying the supply and demand of science for addressing sustainability questions.

LenSe

http://www.lensebuildings.com/

LEnSE is a European research project that responds to the growing need in Europe for assessing a building’s sustainability performance. The project draws on the existing knowledge available in Europe on building assessment methodologies.

PRESCO

http://www.etn-presco.net/

The PRESCO recommendations have been one of the main activities of the PRESCO Network. During the 4.5 years of activity, more than 200 recommendations have been developed and discussed. The result is a set of Europe-wide practical recommendations for sustainable construction.

ANNEX 31

http://www.iisbe.org/annex31/index.html

As the need to address environmental concerns such as resource depletion and greenhouse gas emissions become more pressing, the concepts, tools, case studies and practical considerations in Annex 31 present an invaluable information resource.

ExternE Projects

http://www.externe.info/externe_d7/

The scope of the ExternE Project series, financed by the European Union, is to value the external costs and the major impacts of economic activities, especially of electricity generation and transport