Researchers Honored for Life Cycle Assessment Work

The American Center for Life Cycle Assessment (ACLCA) recently honored extraordinary leaders in life cycle assessment (LCA) at the LCA XVII Awards Dinner in Porthsmouth, New Hampshire. Among the winners was the Federal LCA Commons, of which Forest Products Laboratory researchers Richard Bergman, Hongmei Gu, and Shaobo Liang are a part.

“Each year, the LCA Awards highlight the individuals and organizations that have gone above and beyond to accelerate and innovate the science and implementation of LCA,” said Debbie Steckel, Executive Director of ACLCA. “I would like to personally congratulate all the LCA Award winners – individuals and organizations, that have gone the extra mile to advance the use of LCA through best practices and leadership.”

The Federal LCA Commons received the 2017 Government Leadership in LCA Award. The Federal LCA Commons team is dedicated to building capacity for life cycle thinking nationally and globally and is committed to providing open access to Federal government products and data sets. They have demonstrated an excellent ability to self-organize and make progress towards common goals. The ACLCA honors their spirit of collaboration
and fine example of teamwork.

The Federal LCA Commons is a collaborative initiative among several U.S. government departments and agencies and includes subject matter experts from the U.S.  Environmental Protection Agency; U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Library and U.S. Forest Service; the Department of Energy supported by the National Energy Technology Laboratory, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and Argonne National Laboratory; the Office of the Secretary of Defense; the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; the Federal Highway Administration; and the National Institute of Standards and Technology.