New LCA Standard in Public Comment Phase

Madison, WI, Sept. 27, 2012 -- Leonardo Academy is sponsoring a booth at this week's LCA XII Conference in Tacoma, Washington to inform participants about developments related to the drafting of a new national life cycle assessment standard under the American National Standard Institute process.

The draft standard is currently in the public comment phase.
The soon-to-be finalized LCA standard is intended to augment the ISO 14044 standard.

Entitled "Life Cycle Impact Assessment Framework and Guidance for Establishing Public Declarations and Claims (LEO-SCS-002)," the standard provides detailed guidance for conducting the life cycle impact assessment  phase, describes the technical requirements for identifying and calculating environmentally relevant indicator results, and provides additional guidance on the iterative process and data quality requirements.