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Standard for Type III Life-Cycle Impact Profile Declarations for Products, Services and Systems (LEO-SCS-002) PDF Print E-mail

Public Comment Period is Now Closed
(April 6 - to July 10, 2012)
Review in Progress

 

Developing the Standard
Leonardo Academy is managing the development of a national standard for Type III Life-Cycle Impact Profile Declarations for Products, Services and Systems (LEO-SCS-002), under the rules of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). The ANSI standard development requirements provide for an open, balanced and transparent standards-setting process that is internationally recognized. Leonardo Academy, an ANSI-accredited standards development organization (SDO).

Download the Draft Standard
To review the LEO-SCS-002 draft standard documents that were posted during the public comment period, click on the links below for a PDF version:

February 9, 2012 Draft Standard

February 9, 2012 Annex A

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BACKGROUND:

Objective
The objective of the Type III Life-Cycle Impact Profile Declarations for Products, Services and Systems Standard (LEO-SCS-002) is to specify the life-cycle impact assessment (LCIA) methods, scope, metrics and format for declarations. The LEO-SCS-002 standard will comply with the requirements of ISO 14044 and ASTM draft standard E06.71.10. LEO-SCS-002 is intended to develop a uniform and standardized format for properly reporting the environmental life-cycle impacts of any system studied and explicitly excludes weighting factors and interpretation of LCIA results.

Need for the Standard
Products, services and systems can have significant environmental impacts. These impacts can vary depending upon facilities and their energy sources, technologies in place, material and energy input sources, and the surrounding environments. Frequently, changes made to improve environmental performance, particularly for one aspect, can result in unintended trade-offs. In order to make informed decisions and minimize trade-offs, it is necessary to have verifiable environmental performance data and information in a consistent format, based on a full life-cycle impact assessment.

Process Stakeholders
Stakeholders include, but are not limited to:

  • Service industries and their clients
  • Building industry professionals
  • Building owners and operators
  • Material and product manufacturers, suppliers and retailers
  • Energy and utility providers
  • Policy makers and government representatives
  • Environmental advocacy groups
  • Consumer group
  • Academics
  • Other interested parties
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