Materials Lifecycle Cost Analysis (LCA) aims to reduce the environmental impact, including embodied energy, of a building project over its full life cycle. The LCA considers the substructure and the superstructure as well as building services as part of the early design process.
LCA is now a fundamental part of sustainable design and is both a cost-effective and environmentally beneficial way to achieve the required BREEAM Materials credits for ‘Excellent’ and ‘Outstanding’ BREEAM ratings.
SRE’s highly experienced and BREEAM qualified in-house sustainability consultants work alongside clients from the early design stages of a project in order to specify the most appropriate low-carbon and cost-effective materials. Making these decisions at the earliest stages of a project can ensure they offer the maximum benefit for the lowest cost.