The Environmental Performance in Construction (EPiC) initiative is the culmination of a four year, multi-institutional research project funded by the Australian Government through the Australian Research Council.
- Robert Crawford
Professor in Construction and Environmental Assessment
University of Melbourne
- André Stephan
Assistant Professor in Environmental Performance and Parametric Design
Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
- Fabian Prideaux
University of Melbourne & KU Leuven, Belgium
- Paul Antoine Bontinck
Senior LCA Specialist
In collaboration with a number of research institutions and industry partners, our team has worked to develop one of the most sophisticated and comprehensive models for assessing indirect (embodied) environmental effects of construction projects.
The EPiC Database is an open-access Life Cycle Inventory of environmental flow coefficients for construction materials. These coefficients will assist construction industry professionals, policy makers, and built environment specialists to make informed decisions to improve the environmental performance of construction projects.
Using Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) tools, material coefficients enable construction professionals to rapidly analyse the environmental performance of buildings, urban projects and infrastructure. This offers an opportunity to significantly improve the environmental performance of construction projects.
Material coefficients in the EPiC database have been generated using sophisticated modelling that combines Australian-based macro-economic data with detailed industry data.
The EPiC Database includes:
- Hybrid coefficients for over 280 construction materials
- Open-access, consistent and comprehensive data with complete data
- Case studies explaining how to use the coefficients and incorporate them
into existing Life Cycle Assessment workflows and processes
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