Life Cycle Analysis
Carbon emissions from the built environment are significant because they are attributable not only to the operational use of built assets (Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions), but also to their construction – embodied carbon or Scope 3 emissions. Carbon dioxide emissions are emitted during the manufacturing, procurement, and installation of the materials and components that comprise a building structure. When considering Embodied Carbon Emissions, we must also consider the lifetime emissions associated with the building’s maintenance, repair, replacement, and ultimately demolition and disposal.
Life Cycle Analysis Reporting
KSN Horizon can prepare Whole life Carbon Assessments right through the project stages, including early-stage assessments that establish a baseline carbon estimate for the project.
For a building owner or developer to fully understand a building project’s total carbon impact, it is necessary to assess both the anticipated operational carbon and embodied emissions over the whole life of the asset.
Considering both the operational carbon as well as embodied carbon emissions over a building’s entire expected life is required to develop a full Life Cycle Analysis Report.
Scope 3 Emissions
Considerable carbon emissions arise in the built environment and are attributable not only to the operational use of built assets (Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions) but also to their construction – embodied carbon or Scope 3 emissions.
Scope of Reporting
The full building scope is assessed to account for all components during the project stages from cradle to grave including product stage, construction process stage, building in use stage, and end of life stages.
KSN Horizon produces LCA’s based on the BCIS Elemental standard form of cost analysis.
This ensures consistency in reporting using quantities derived from the BOQ, Cost Plan, BIM Model, or other Estimates.