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Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and Process Chain Analysis

A Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) enables your organisation to analyse the entire life cycle of your products or services with regard to their environmental impacts and to display these anaylses in a transparent way. Every Life Cycle Assessment, also known as Life Cycle Analysis, is grounded on the same basic principle with varying areas of application extending from carbon footprints, water balances, analyses of material flows and processes to examinations of social and economic factors facing an organisation.

By considering the whole life cycle of a product or service, environmental impacts can be analysed and avoided. This allows us to determine the phase of life (production, operation, or disposal) that causes the greatest harm to the environment. Organisation activities can be identified and adjusted to maximise environmental performance where it is most beneficial.

To achieve this aim of environmental optimality, individual solutions are necessary due to the diversity of requirements for various products and branches of industry. Masdar has broad experience that can support you in all of your sustainability challenges.

Services and Solutions

  • Looking for a way to communicate your product’s environmental profile to clients - unbiased and verified?
  • Want to learn more about your product’s environmental impacts to identify efficient eco-design options?
  • Want to find out whether Ecodesign Directives such as those in Europe affect your products?
  • How recyclable are the materials you use during the process of construction?
  • How much primary energy is spent in the construction of your buildings?
  • How big is the carbon footprint?
  • Are the environmental impacts considered through the whole life cycle?
  • When does a decision for a more ecological option pay for itself?

Estidama Product Rating Points

With Estidama, the new building rating system being implemented in Abu Dhabi, it is important for architects and planners to identify where they could claim credit points for using sustainable products for their projects. This translates into suppliers understanding ways of earning points from the Estidama rating system and where their products could differentiate themselves from competitors, thus adding value to the design/planning process.

Benefits:receive advises that help you optimise points from the Estimada rating system; ensure your product complying with the Estidama; cost comparisons for options in improving rating performance; create new market value to the product.

Portfolio Carbon Management (PCM)

Portfolio Carbon Management integrates on-site green building consulting with software solution for real estate portfolio benchmarking that can offer economic benefits to investors. PCM helps you to measure building performance, discover opportunities for improvement, benchmark and analyse cost-vs-abatement for your projects.

Benefits: PCM generates energy savings, supports compliance with legislation and voluntary green building standards (LEED, EnergyStar, DGNB, or BREEM), broadens your strategy, increases attractiveness of your building portfolios, creates long term value for the portfolios.