Governance of the built environment, sustainability, and life cycle assessmentKnowledge synthesis
Duration : 2022
Carolyne Filion, Pomerleau
Life cycle assessment
Research project title:
The governance of our built environment towards sustainability through life cycle assessment: Knowledge synthesis
The built environment is amongst the industrial sectors that generates the most waste worldwide. Therefore, its stakeholders have a growing interest in developing sustainable development strategies, such as life cycle assessment (LCA), to reduce the environmental impact of major projects. LCA takes into consideration the environmental impacts of a project from its conception through its end of life. In an era where respect for the physical and social environments are increasingly important, LCA appears as a tool with a high potential.