Life Cycle Association of New Zealand


    Internationally renowned product designer David Trubridge and sustainability expert thinkstep have announced the registration of the first Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) under the Australasian EPD® Programme.

    BRANZ has been engaged in work to develop the NZ Whole Building Whole of Life Framework, which aims to facilitate use of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) as a tool for calculating environmental impacts of buildings.  As part of this research, BRANZ has developed a number of (currently draft) “Scenario” spreadsheets which aim to provide generic information and data to inform LCAs of buildings, help fill data gaps, provide a basis for testing significance of stages of the building life cycle, and facilitate a more consistent approach to LCA of buildings in NZ.

    Registrations are now being accepted for the upcoming NZ LCA Conference 2014, Wellington, 2nd & 3rd September -

    "Life Cycle Thinking and Policy: Towards a Sustainable Society"

    With four exciting keynote speakers and 45 presentations and posters, this year's conference will offer something to suit every area of interest.

    About Us


    The Life Cycle Association of New Zealand (LCANZ) was established in June 2009 to provide a focal point for Life Cycle Assessment and Management work conducted in New Zealand. Read more

    Case Studies


    GHG Footprints

    Work led by Landcare Research, supported by Plant and Food Research, AgriLINK New Zealand, and Massey University, produced an indicative sector carbon footprint for ZESPRI ® GREEN, GOLD and ORGANIC Kiwifruit for Zespri International Ltd and the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry.