LifeLevel(s) KickOff meeting in Madrid

Project Life for LCA LCC Level(s) (LifeLevel(s)) commenced at the KickOff meeting in Madrid where eight GBC’s agreed upon their responsibilities and practices with a goal of integrating the Level(s) framework with Europe’s leading certification schemes and public procurement criteria.


Getting a visual identity

Project Logo was designed to achieve stronger recognisability and visibility of LifeLevel(s)



Selection of Schemes to be linked with Level(s)

Under the project Action B.1. selection of relevant green rating schemes which should be linked to Level(s) was executed according to the criteria of maturity, regional coverage, activity level, future potential, conformity with relevant European standards. 


Further coordination on a consortium meeting

European Regional Network meeting in Brussels provided an opportunity for LifeLevel(s) consortium to present the project and hold a meeting on which further actions and practices were specified and next steps forward established. 


Action B.1 Step 2 – Finalising mapping procedure and developing a mapping tool

DGNB, leading project Action B.1., has completed the mapping procedure to be used in assessing compliance of green building rating schemes with Level(s). To achieve a methodological approach in assesing the conformity level, detailed for LCA, LCC and IAQ, a mapping tool has been developed.


Kicking off Action B.2

Headed by Irish Green Building Council, Life Level(s) Action B.2 emphasizes the development of quality data on the environmental and health impact of construction products. In its first steps, suitable available data is analysed and reviewed, in order to make recommendations on how to approach inn improving its quality.


Action B.3 kick-off and its first steps

Under the steering from Alliance HQE-GBC, project Action B.3 aims to develop a platform for implementation of capacity building programmes on incorporating Level(s) indicators into public procurement. The first step implies understanding the requirements, barriers and challenges stakeholders face in using LCA, LCC and IAQ in public procurement.


Monitoring the project impact with Action C.1.

As the leading beneficiary on the LIFE Level(s) project Action C.1., DGBC is tasked with monitoring and measuring the direct and indirect impacts the project develops. In line with that, the first monitoring questionnaire for the consortium was shaped, in order to review the first steps achieved by the execution of the project actions.


Survey on state of the art in public procurement

Within the LIFE Level(s) action B.3, a survey was designed by Alliance HQE-GBC through which public procurers across Europe can share their experiences and challenges faced. The survey will help producing a backdrop for a series of events which will provide ideas and solutions in integrating Level(s) with public procurement processes.

LIFE Levels(s) survey on public procurement: https://bit.ly/2PDENw5


Developing a methodology on EPD/LCA data availability

Carrying the LIFE Level(s) B.2 Action, Irish GBC has enlisted recognized EPD/LCA experts from Cambridge Architectural Research Ltd and Asociación Ecómetro, to develop an encompassing methodology for countries with insufficient or no generic data on the environmental impact of construction products.


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