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How Can LCA and HPD Tools be Utilized as a Roadmap for Product and Process Improvements

Friday, September 28 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Learning Level: Competent | Topic: Life Cycle Analysis

Life cycle assessment (LCA) and Health Product Declaration (HPD) tools can be utilized as a roadmap for product/process improvement. By incorporating data derived from LCA and HPD, products and processes are streamlined to create construction products with lower health and environmental risks/emissions through better raw material selection. This session introduces LCA and HPD tools and illustrates their applicability in product and process screening resulting in overall improvements regarding health and environmental impacts. At the end of this session attendees will understand the basics of LCA and HPD and how results can impact the process and the raw material selection for a product.

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand what a life cycle assessment is, what is the process for compiling data, and how it can be compared to like industries.
  2. Understand what a health product declaration is and how the tool is applied with construction products.
  3. Recognize how a review of LCA and HPD data can offer changes in a process or product that will generate a positive human health or environmental impact.
Annmarie Ott, Product Stewardship and EHS R&D Manager, Saint Gobain
Dennis Wilson, Director, Sustainability & Product Stewardship, Saint-Gobain​