Whole Building (LCAs)
Life-Cycle Assessment (LCA)
At Epsten Group, we help our clients look beyond the present day impacts of their building projects. Using Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) methods, we examine environmental impacts in all stages of the construction of a building. With the LCA results, we can show owners, architects and designers the greatest opportunities to improve the environmental impacts of their building, which has contributed to many LEED building certifications in Georgia, the nation and around the globe. Epsten Group has on-staff expertise in both Whole Building LCA, and our skilled team members will work with you closely throughout the certification process.
Why do an LCA? As an owner, architect or other member of a building project team, a compliant whole building LCA will help you achieve a LEED credit in LEED v2009 or LEED v4. When integrated into the design process, a comprehensive whole building LCA can inform not only which materials are best environmentally, but also which materials are most energy-efficient and resilient, saving the owner and tenants energy and maintenance costs over time. Though some environmentally preferable materials may come with an initial premium, there are often short payback periods or government incentives that can make these alternatives more viable.
Demand for more sustainable buildings continues to increase alongside increasing public awareness of the environmental and human health impacts of the buildings we live and work in. Epsten Group can use life cycle techniques to ensure your building projects lead the way in sustainability, and that you have the tools necessary to continually improve your efforts.
Whether you are interested in an LCA to help achieve LEED building certifications, to improve your process or building, or both, Epsten Group has the expertise to assist with your project. Our multi-disciplinary team includes:
- An LCA Expert
- Over 30 LEED Accredited Professionals
- WELL Accredited Professionals
- Registered Architects
- A Green Globes Professional
- Energy Modelers
- Certified Energy Managers
- Professional Engineers
Epsten Group offers a full range of LEED certified services, including product certifications that incorporate Life Cycle Assessments (LCAs).