The Building Products Life Cycle Inventory provides:
The methodology provides a comprehensive and nationally consistent way to measure the environmental impact of building products within and across product categories – a level playing field for environmental assessment.
There are five supporting guidelines and documents that outline the development process and decisions made by BPIC members during the development of the BP LCI.
These documents provide an extensive review of the state of the LCI/LCA methods being used around the world at that time. They explain why and how the BP LCI recommendations for LCI development have been made and the sources of information used in the development of the LCI database. They also provide guidance on the use of the database, having regard to this methodology.