Life Cycle Assessment

LCA Methodologies

Life cycle assessment (LCA) studies of forest products are complex and based on multiple methodological choices and assumptions, using a wide array of indicators and metrics, making them very difficult for non-experts to understand and interpret. NCASI LCA research has focused on creating a better understanding the life cycle attributes of specific forest products and the products against which they compete. Through this research, our Member Companies and their stakeholders have been able to have more informed discussions regarding the environmental aspects of forest products and the unique challenges that can arise when applying LCA in this context.