Sustainable Life Cycle Assessment (SLCA) is a tool for a synthetic, clear, easy-to-understand and easy-to-communicate evaluation on the level of sustainability that a particular product involves.
SLCA can be described as an assessment tool and an accompanying process that gives you a strategic overview of the full scope of social and ecological sustainability at the product level. The process then helps to create plans for how to successfully bridge the sustainability gap.
The 10 steps of the Sustainable Life Cycle:
All these aspects are very important for producing sustainable interchanges.
|NODES strategic objective||Contribution|
|Enhance accessibility and integration||0|
|Increase safety and security conditions||0|
|Increase economic viability and costs efficiency||++|
|Stimulate local economy||+|
|Increase environmental efficiency||++|
|Increase energy efficiency||++|
The Crossrail project in London has a sustainability strategy and has life cycle assessment to make green building choices. The main argument for doing this was the environmental impact of constructions.
The most important result of using this was that environmental information was made more transparent and that it was used in the decision-making process.
Life cycle assessment in support of sustainable transportation.