Yearbook 2019 : Life Cycle Assessment

The theme of the 2019 UP STRAW YEARBOOK is ’the straw experience to learn in’. It aims to inform and inspire you about the application of straw as a building material in schools and educational buildings.

The article we highlight today comes from Belgium.

Life Cycle Assessment, or LCA, is an environmental accounting and management approach that considers all the aspects of resource use and environmental releases associated with an industrial system from cradle to grave. LCA is a relative tool intended for comparison and not absolute evaluation, thereby helping decision makers compare all major environmental impacts when choosing between alternative courses of action.

Discover the case study of Notre-Dame de Bon Secours school in Belgium and how straw as an insulation material offers high levels of insulation associated with a low environmental impact material.

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