Building’s Life Cycle Assessment

Construction Accounts for About 40% CO2 Emissions Globally

The construction work and buildings themselves use 30-40% of energy and have a 30-40% carbon footprint globally.

The Finnish government is planning to achieve carbon neutrality by 2035 and buildings’ carbon footprint calculation will take an important role in the government’s guidelines for our industry already by 2025.

By compiling data about the effect the building will have on the environment throughout its lifespan already at the beginning of the project, we can provide different solutions to our clients in order to minimise the carbon footprint of that particular building.

Life Cycle Assessment

01 A BIM-model is created for each of our projects already at the preliminary design phase. Building Information Model (BIM) will provide an exact quantified calculation of the building’s size (scope) and materials.

02 The new data from the BIM model is combined with the data of already certified products (buildings?) on the environmental impact of used materials and the building’s energy consumption. 

03 The result is a precise comparable figure for the building’s carbon foot- and handprint.

04 By comparing the environmental load of different design alternatives and materials already at the preliminary design stage, we will be able to select the option that is the most environmentally-friendly and practical.

80% of Decisions are Made Into the First 20% of the Project

Minimising the building’s carbon footprint is most effective and cost-effective at the beginning of the project, when the majority of decisions affecting the environmental impact of the construction project are made.