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Life Cycle Assessment

Steel framing reduces carbon emissions by minimizing the use of concrete.

As part of HARC’s integrated design approach and commitment to minimize the ecological impact of building-related materials and activities, our new green building was one of the first in Texas to be subjected to a whole building life cycle Assessment (LCA). LCA is a systematic analysis and quantification of the environmental aspects (including energy) of all the inputs and outputs associated with the raw materials, manufacturing, transport, use, and ultimate reuse, recycling, or disposal of a product or system. As part of the design and construction of HARC’s green building, HARC leadership worked with Walter P. Moore and their Director of Sustainable Design, Dirk Kestner, to utilize LCA from the very outset of the building design process.