There is a steadily increasing demand from material specifiers and users, as well as from regulators, NGOs and research institutes, for up-to-date life cycle information on competing materials, particularly in the building and construction sector. Until now, this information has largely been provided by third party consultants and academics, based on models and public literature sources. As a result, the available life cycle data for copper products has been extremely varied and not sufficiently representative of the reality.
The copper industry has responded to this market need by developing up-to-date life cycle data for its tube, sheet and wire products.
The information has been prepared in cooperation with recognised life cycle practitioners, using international methodologies (ISO standards), leading software (GaBi) and proprietary production data collected from across the copper industry.
Further information and specific data can be requested from the Life Cycle Centre, operated by the German Copper Institute (DKI). Click on the link below to go to their website where enquiries can be submitted online.