We review, verify, curate and integrate data from a huge range of public and private sources to the One Click LCA database in order to give you access to the largest database of environmental construction data in the world. At the moment our database covers over 100.000 different data points.
100.000+ data points and counting
Our team works around the clock to integrate all possible sources of environmental construction data in the world. On average we add over 50 new resources a day (2020).
All data in our database undergoes a rigorous ten-point verification using a process that has been reviewed by Building Research Establishment (BRE).
Ready to use data
The data is classified, structured, and presented using a dynamic algorithm that ensures you won’t be swamped with data but will see just what you need for your target geography and certifications (for example, LEED, BREEAM, or Energie Carbone).
What data is available in One Click LCA?
One Click LCA integrates data from nearly all of the available EPD platforms around the globe (see the list below). The platform also contains EPD data that is not published under any of the listed databases.
- EPDs entered in One Click LCA database include detailed technical descriptions about building products and comply with EN15804 and/or ISO 14025 standards. All EU databases included complying with the EN 15804 standard and North-American databases comply with the ISO 14040/44 standard.
- For several European and world-building material producers, One Click LCA has available manufacturer-specific data, which allows for highly precise calculation results.
- For those who do not yet know which specific building product (manufacturer-specific EPDs) they will use, One Click LCA has also country-specific average data (e.g. Ökobaudat and INIES).
- If One Click LCA is used in areas where there is not yet a comprehensive local building LCA database available, we have a local compensation methodology that allows us to localise the data to get results that match the local manufacturing conditions for a specific area.
If you are a manufacturer and would like to be included but do not yet have any published EPDs, you can still send us the relevant data. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
Why do you not integrate database X?
We integrate data that is publicly available, free to use, relevant for the purposes of our users, meeting our quality requirements, including the validity of the data, and for which the right to use is not ambiguous. Please note that when using the software, some of the data may be filtered by the tools you are using to ensure compliance with the requirements of the calculation tool. Some commercial databases, such as IMPACT or Ecoinvent, are available as well, subject to a specific license.
Is it possible to create a new material that is not in the database?
What happens if a material we are using is not in your database?
If a specific material you are using is not in our database you can either send the EPD to support by leaving us a message using the HELP plugin to have it added or select a generic material with the same characteristics as yours (for example, strength class in the case of concrete).
The new data added must pass our quality control. The main requirement to data is to be at a minimum ISO 14040/44 compliant and the study must be conducted no more than 10 years ago. The EPDs issued in Europe are commonly also EN 15804 compliant and in that case valid 5 years from the issue date.
I have found the EPD I wanted to use, but it displays a warning
Read up on why for certain resources a warning is displayed in the following article: