Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) in Building Dimensions
Today, cost and other performance calculations are often performed for buildings; however, many wonder at the overall use of resources and environmental impact performance of buildings. As the developer of TurCoMDat, SÜRATAM can calculate environmental impact of any building type and any design by using products manufactured in Turkey. With such calculation, climate change impacts, energy and resource use of a building can easily be calculated so that action can be taken by the designers and specifiers for improvement. LCA reports are now becoming essential aspect of green building certification schemes.
In green building certification systems, a quantitative calculation of the environmental performance of the buildings is required. TurCoMDat has been developed in order to address the need for digital information on materials to be integrated into Building Information Modelling (BIM) systems to ensure optimization of environmental impact through design. The TurCoMDat database is a database that holds company-specific data on construction products manufactured in Turkey, specific manufacturing data for Turkey, and other environmental performance data, particularly on climate change. Negotiations are underway to allow European architects and contractors to access TurCoMDat, so that Turkish manufacturers of construction materials will have access to the emerging market of green buildings in Europe.
You can access TurCoMDat from here.
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The Excellence in Design for Greater Efficiencies ( EDGE ) certification program, which is an innovation by IFC, a member of the World Bank group, is used in 130 countries including Turkey. SÜRATAM is one of the independent auditors of the EDGE system, which aims to reduce the impact of climate change by encouraging resource-efficient growth.