A-09 Product storage on site before installation – screening and simplified LCA

Aspect A- 09 Product storage on site before installation – screening and simplified LCA
Description
Storage of products on arrival at site before installation includes such aspects as maintaining specific temperature or humidity in a storage space on site, and protection from weather, vandalism, theft, etc. Under the specific goal and scope this aspect might be interesting for, say, a construction company that needs to identify the hotspots of its construction site. Should the storage of products be considered in the context of a screening or simplified LCA?

Related study objective

stand-alone LCA comparative assertion

Related study phase

goal and scope definition inventory analysis (LCI) impact assessment (LCIA) interpretation reporting

Relevant for

new buildings existing buildings building products screening LCA simplified LCA complete LCA
Provisions Product storage on site before installation may be included in screening and simplified LCA if it is relevant for the goal and scope of the study (e.g. a construction company might have more interest than a building designer in this aspect).If there are impacts from product storage (e.g. maintaining specific temperature or humidity conditions in a storage space on site) then this may be included in Module A5 next to the infrastructures required for the product storage (e.g. protection from weather, vandalism, theft), but these can be evaluated for significance using the cut-off rules.Any wastage because of poor product storage should be accounted for in Module A5 (manufacture, transport and disposal of wasted material).
Rules from:
EN 159788.5 Scenarios for the construction process stage (Modules A4–A5)
Guidance
The practitioner should use default values (ratios) for simplified LCA. Such data can be defined with stakeholders. This aspect can be neglected for most construction projects, as it is of minor relevance.

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