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CARBON STRATEGY TOOL

Translate your projects’ LCA results into GHG reporting data

With the One Click LCA Carbon Strategy tool, you can reliably translate your construction projects’ life cycle assessment results into GHG reporting data.

Bridge the gap between LCA data and GHG reporting

As organisational Greenhouse Gas (GHG) or carbon reporting becomes mandatory for more medium to large companies, a common concern is how to source accurate data from suppliers.

For companies involved in real estate and construction, high-quality data is likely to be available in the form of project life-cycle assessments (LCAs). However, until now, it has been challenging to translate project-specific LCA data to GHG Protocol scopes and categories.

One Click LCA’s Carbon Strategy Tool solves this problem by reliably translating LCA project data into GHG reporting in line with the GHG Protocol.

Introducing One Click LCA’s Carbon Strategy Tool

Generate reliable GHG reports directly from project LCA data

Use your existing project LCA data

Project LCA data is the highest quality GHG data available. Import your LCA results into the tool for accurate GHG reporting.

Select the activities you control

Tick off all the project activities that are owned or controlled by your organisation and which are controlled by a third party, for example a supplier.

Get GHG reporting-ready results

Generate results in a format that meets the requirements of the GHG Protocol reporting.

Vem riktar det sig till?

The tool can be used by architects, engineers and construction companies for sharing LCA data that their real estate, investor or developer clients can use in their carbon reporting.

Real estate investors, owners, developers

Request project LCA results or provide project teams with One Click LCA Building LCA software. Import the LCA results into your GHG Reporting.

Architects, designers, engineers and consultants

Collate all project LCA data to support your investor or developer clients’ GHG Reporting. If project data is missing you can use One Click LCA’s generic project profiles.

Construction firms

Collate all project LCA for your GHG Reporting. For construction firms who own the on-site machinery, site fuel emissions will be grouped under Scope 1 direct emissions.

How LCA results differ from GHG Protocol reporting

Who controls the activity that causes the emissions

The GHG Protocol groups emissions into three scopes according to who controls the activity: the reporting company or a separate organisation. By contrast, an LCA is not concerned with who controls an activity, just the fact that it happens.

The GHG Protocol scopes are:

  • Scope 1: direct emissions released as a result of company activities.
  • Scope 2: indirect emissions from purchased energy.
  • Scope 3: all other indirect emissions, that are not included in scope 2.

When emissions are reported

En LCA looks at the entire life-cycle of a product or service. whereas the GHG Protocol reports emissions based on the period in which they arose. This is often a calendar year or a quarter.

Where future emissions are locked-in to sold products, they are accounted for in Scope 3 emissions in specific categories.

Construction LCA results are grouped into life-cycle stages ranging from A to D, covering life-cycle phases from construction to use phase to end of life and impacts beyond the system boundary. 

Which emissions are reported

The standard emission factors basis of the GHG Protocol differs from construction LCAs.

GHG Protocol Scopes 1 and 2 only cover direct combustion emissions from the seven Kyoto protocol gases: carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), nitrous oxide (N2O), hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), perfluorocarbons (PCFs), sulphur hexafluoride (SF6) and nitrogen trifluoride (NF3).

Construction LCAs, however, always use life-cycle based emission factors and consider all greenhouse gases.

Power up with the One Click LCA GHG Reporting suite

GHG Reporting tool

The One Click LCA GHG Reporting tool is an organization-level tool that enables companies to calculate emissions from across the whole value chain in line with ISO 14069, GHG protocol, and CDP standard categories.

It allows you to set reduction targets, track your organisation’s progress over time, and share results with your stakeholders.

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Carbon Strategy Tool

The One Click LCA Carbon Strategy tool is a project-level tool that links project-specific LCA data to GHG reporting requirements.

Architects, engineers and construction companies can use the tool to share project data that their real estate, investor or developer clients can use in their Scope 1-3 GHG reporting.

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Trusted by leading developers & governments

One Click LCA supports Bouygues Bâtiment International’s Climate Strategy to Cut Embodied Carbon on a Global Scale

One Click LCA supports Statsbygg to achieve their ambitious carbon reduction targets

Vanliga frågor

How do I get access to the Carbon Strategy tool?

The One Click LCA Carbon Strategy Tool is available as an add-on option with any One Click LCA Building LCA license.

It is compatible with all One Click LCA Building LCA tools. However, there is only limited compatibility with the RE2020 and Energie Carbone tools. When using these tools, it is only building materials that are directly transposed to GHG Protocol reporting.

What is the difference between the Carbon Strategy tool and the GHG Reporting tool?
The GHG Reporting Tool is an organization tool. Its goal is to evaluate the impacts of an organization (private or public).

The Carbon Strategy Tool is a building project-based tool. Its goal is to link building LCA data to GHG reporting. The Carbon Strategy tool follows the same approach to data input as our standard building tools, but organizes the results into the different GHG scopes.

Why do I need to use LCA data for GHG reporting?
Project-specific life-cycle assessment (LCA) data is the most accurate greenhouse gas (GHG) data available. Using this data in GHG reporting enables companies to demonstrate improvements and report meaningful figures towards corporate climate strategy objectives and to comply with GHG reporting initiatives including the GHG Protocol and GRESB.
Vilka utsläppskällor kan rapporteras?
    • Du kan rapportera utsläppskällor enligt ISO 14069, GHG protocol, och CDP standardkategorier. Dessa inkluderar:
  • Scope 1: Direkta utsläpp från stationära och mobila förbränningskällor, flyktiga utsläpp, utsläpp från processer och biomassa
  • Scope 2: Indirekta utsläpp från elektricitet, uppvärmning och fjärrkyla
  • Scope 3: Purchased goods and services, capital goods, waste, business travel and commuting, investments, freight, use and end-of-life of sold products, downstream leasing and franchises.
Vilken utsläppsdata finns med?

One Click LCA integrerar utsläppsfaktorer för energi (IEA, lokala energimyndigheter och -leverantörer och One Click LCA:s egna dataset), varor och tjänster (DEFRA, WWF, Base Carbone), (extended capital goods) kapitalvaror från Carbon Heroes Benchmark Program, och ytterligare dataset. Du kan även lägga till din privata data för utsläppsfaktorer, eller be oss att lägga till data för din sektor om något saknas. All datakällor bryter inte ned data baserat på gaser och i sådana fall beaktas alla växthusgaser i bedömningen. Bedömningen beaktar minst alla gaser i Kyotoprotokollet (CO2, CH4, N2O, HFC, PFC, SF6 and NF3) på en tidsram av 100 år.

You can also add your private emission factor data or ask us to add compliant data for your sector if anything is missing.

Not all data sources break down data based on gases, and in such cases, the assessment considers all greenhouse gases. The assessment considers at a minimum all Kyoto Protocol gases (CO2, CH4, N2O, HFCs, PFCs, SF6 and NF3) on a 100-year timeframe.

How does GHG reporting differ from life-cycle assessment?
The GHG Protocol groups emissions into different scopes according to who directly controls the emissions-releasing activity – the reporting company or another organisation. By contrast, an LCA is not concerned with who controls an activity, just that it happens.

The standard emission factors basis is different: The GHG Protocol scopes 1 and 2 only take into account direct (combustion) emissions, whereas LCAs always use life-cycle based emission factors and consider all GHG gases.

The GHG Protocol reports emissions based on the period in which they arose, often a calendar year or a quarter. Where future emissions are locked-in by sold products, they are accounted for in Scope 3 emissions in specific categories. An LCA looks at the entire life-cycle of a product or service: from first manufacture to end-of-life, as well as impacts beyond the system boundary. LCA results are grouped into life-cycle modules A to D.

Is the tool compatible with the One Click LCA Building LCA tool?
Yes, the tool is compatible with any standards-aligned One Click LCA Building LCA tool and is available as part of the One Click LCA Carbon Strategy Pack. It does not apply future emissions discounting and it separates biogenic carbon emissions. The tool currently has limited compatibility with our RE2020 and Énergie Carbone tools. Only building materials are directly transposed to GHG Protocol reporting when using these tools.
Passar det för konsulter?
Ja. Konsulter kan arbeta på så många kunduppdrag som behövs.

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