Life Cycle Assessments
What is a Life Cycle Assessment?
Properly designed and executed, a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) quantifies environmental impacts, analyzes opportunities for improvement, and identities environmental risks associated with manufacturing and delivering a commercial product to market. This assessment starts with raw material extraction, includes each step in the supply chain process, and stops at end-of-life waste management. When properly prepared, this assessment will confirm the carbon footprint of a particular manufacturing or commercial product and illuminate how the process can be managed to achieve corporate sustainability goals.
How do we create a
Life Cycle Assessment?
ALG’s dedicated ESG practitioners have helped clients in both emerging businesses and established industries navigate through carbon credit program requirements. ALG builds LCAs for new products and audits LCAs for existing processes and products. We leverage our technical and engineering expertise, as well as knowledge of LCA tools and software such as GREET, to properly define the Carbon Intensity for a particular process. Once certified, our clients have the ability to generate GHG reduction credits from their business activities and sell the credits competitively in a carbon credit marketplace.
What options do we have?
ALG works with the Greenhouse gases, Regulated Emissions, and Energy use in Technologies (GREET) model framework developed by the Argonne National Laboratory. This model simulates energy use and emissions outputs for various energy systems and operating scenarios. GREET is the preferred modeling platform used by the California Air Resources Board (CARB), Oregon DEQ, and soon to be used in Washington State.