New IISD Study: Tool for Tracking GHGs in Canada’s Buildings has “Built In“ Errors - Carbon Accounting Practices Need Improvement, May Misdirect Efforts to Reduce Emissions

Construction practices, policies, building and energy codes and other regulations need to change if Canada is to meaningfully reduce GHGs from the building sector, a new report finds. Emission Omissions: Carbon accounting gaps in the built environment, a new peer-reviewed study conducted by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), examines Life-cycle Assessments (LCA) – the primary tool used by industry and researchers to account for GHGs and other impacts of building products at each phase of their “cradle-to-grave” lifespan (i.e., production, use, end of life). Read more