Ramboll’s holistic approach to sustainability is based on the life cycle that leads from raw material to manufactured product, including extraction of the materials, energy consumption, manufacturing, transportation, construction, usage, recycling, final disposal and any future potential beyond the building’s service life.
Instead of the traditional focus on energy efficiency in construction or product and manufacturing processes, the life cycle approach also includes the environmental, social, and economic perspectives throughout the entire life cycle of a building asset.
LCA is a standardised, science-based method of assessing the absolute environmental impacts related to the entire life cycle of a product, process, or an entire construction project. The assessments document the environ-mental footprint of materials, products and buildings and other environmental impacts such as use of water and energy across the whole life cycle.
The results of an LCA contribute to the understanding of the environmental performance of a building and identify critical ‘hotspots’ or potential problems with design, construction, operation and end of life processes.
Within Life Cycle Assessments, we offer
Ramboll experts have a variety of different software and tools available when conducting LCAs for clients. We use the latest commercial software and databases, and we have internally developed a Sustainability Toolbox that includes an early stage LCA-tool and a Benchmarking Database. The Benchmarking Database enables
Ramboll to compare our practices with other databases and advise our clients on realistic targets for reducing carbon emissions from their assets, while also measuring our progress on designing for a zero-carbon future.