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One Click LCA partners with Sumitomo Forestry Co. to help to decarbonise construction in Japan

Helsinki, Finland, 7 February 2022 – One Click LCA announces a new partnership with Sumitomo Forestry Co., a Japanese company with over 330 years’ history of sustainability. 

Awareness of the need to tackle embodied carbon is growing in Europe, but in many other parts of the world, including Japan, efforts to decarbonise construction continue to focus on operational energy use.

One Click LCA has partnered with Sumitomo Forestry Co., a Japanese timber and wooden building materials and housing company, who will resell One Click LCA in Japan and provide first level user support in Japanese.

The partnership aims to raise awareness of the need to calculate and reduce whole-life carbon emissions to reach carbon neutrality in construction. In addition, One Click LCA’s building LCA and Carbon Designer tools are now available in the Japanese language.

Sumitomo Forestry is a sustainable timber and wood trading company that specialises in wooden building materials and construction. Sumitomo has an R&D concept, known as the W350 Plan, which aims to build a 70-floor, 350-metre wooden skyscraper in Tokyo as one of its technical goals. 

Sumitomo Forestry plans to work with housing and real estate industry groups to build a foundation for embodied carbon calculation through One Click LCA. The company will also support timber and building material manufacturers to create EPDs (Environmental Product Declarations) for their materials and offer zero carbon consultancy to promote more low carbon construction in Japan.

Read more about the partnership here (Japanese)

About One Click LCA
One Click LCA is a leading Life Cycle Assessment and Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) generation software for the construction industry. One Click LCA helps to decarbonize building and infrastructure projects, create product EPDs, benchmark low-carbon products, and projects, and to create corporate greenhouse gas reports. It is used in more than 130 countries, includes the world’s largest construction sector database, and supports over 60 standards and certifications. For more information, visit: www.oneclicklca.com

About Sumitomo Forestry Co.
Founded in 1691, Sumitomo Forestry is a leading timber and building materials headquartered in Japan. The company owns and manages approximately 280,000 hectares of forests in Japan, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and New Zealand and has a global network that spans more than 20 countries. Its ethos is to use wood as a healthy and environmentally friendly natural resource. For more information visit: sfc.jp

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