The Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) are supporting the ALCAS Conference by offering Sustainable Development (SD) CPD points to participants...
GBCA Sustainable Development CPD points on offer at ALCAS conference
December 10, 2018
Find out how you can improve the adoption of sustainable supply chains to ensure best practice materials are being used in this masterclass developed...
GBCA Holds Responsible Products and Materials Masterclass
February 28, 2018
If you are an LCA Professional with an interest in working overseas, this job may be for you. Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg Sweden...
LCA Professional Needed in Sweden
April 1, 2019
First comprehensive LCA review on underground piping in North America
July 11, 2017
The Uni-Bell PVC Pipe Association, which represents US and Canadian manufacturers of PVC pipes, has published the first comprehensive environmental and performance review of water and sewer pipes in North America.
The study used LCA methodology to evaluate a cradle-to-grave sustainability of commonly used drinking water and sewer pipe materials, including polyvinylchloride (PVC), concret, ductile iron and high density polyethylene pipes over a 100 year service period.
The LCA found that PVC has lower life cycle impacts in most categories than the alternative materials analysed. The areas studied included:
Raw material production and transporations;
Pipe production, transportation and installation;
Pipe use phase (including maintenance, repair and replacement);
Pipe end of life phase.
The study concludes that PVC pipe provides a competitive advantage for most piping applications.