Coldstream Consulting is closely aligned with the Athena Sustainable Materials Institute, a non-profit research collaborative bringing life cycle assessment to the construction sector. We do significant contract work with Athena as research associates, which includes building product and whole-building LCA studies, and the development of their Impact Estimator for Building, the leading North American whole-building LCA software.
Selected Athena projects we have been involved with:
Guide to Whole-building LCA in Green Building Programs; Prepared for the Athena Institute
An Environmental Building Declaration According to EN 15978 Standard; Prepared for the Athena Sustainable Materials Institute and Enermodal Engineering.
Life Cycle Assessment of Precast Concrete Commercial Buildings: Cradle-to-Grave; Prepared for the Canadian Precast Prestressed Institute.
A Life Cycle Environmental Assessment Benchmark Study of Six CMHC EQuilibriumTM Projects; Prepared for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation.
Biogenic Carbon Dioxide Neutrality: Summary of Current Trends in Policy and Science; Prepared for the BC Ministry of Forests, Lands, and Natural Resources.
Carbon Sequestration Calculator for Environmental Product Declarations of North American Wood Products; Developed for FPInnovations.
Life Cycle Assessment of Conventional Burmastic and Rock-it Surfaced Roof Systems; Prepared for Tremco Roofing, a Division of RPG.
USLCI Database Overview and Data Submission Requirements; Prepared for the US Department of Energy – NREL.