Water and Sewage
Green Blue
Buildings & land use
Tool Summary Tool Characteristics Tool Application Source of Tools Opinion of Tools

Tool application

Name of the tool
LISA (LCA in Lifecycle analysis)

Who applied the tool in the case?
The site contains a number of case studies where the tool has been used. “Approved” developers are able to update the site with new case studies.
These case studies include: Environmental credentials of fencing in Australia;Environmental credentials of housing in Australia – AV Jennings Homes; Automous Mountain Home; Strine Homes; Fairweather Homes; Beachside Holiday Home. Environmental credentials of the Olympics in Sydney 2000.

Time taken to fully apply the tool
Not specified

Any other interesting information about the tool
Audience: Architects, construction industry professionals, educators, and researchers.

Input: Bill of Materials & Quantities (along with possible alternative materials such as concrete which uses fly ash, a waste product from power production as a cement extender. From a sustainability perspective this reduces the need for energy intensive cement production). Work Schedule e.g. Fuel consumption by construction equipment. HVAC, Services and Fittings. Utilisation schedules.

Data is entered into existing interactive case studies to determine the environmental impact (in terms of the sustainability and energy use) of design and material alternatives.

A developer mode exists for those who wish to add their own interactive case studies and findings to the knowledge embodied in the existing case study list. This feature can only be accessed by obtaining a developer password from

In developer mode equations that relate to material use and service use such as water and electricity are generated. These are typically associated with stages in the life cycle of the building typical stages. Includes but are not confined to: specification, construction, appliances, fitout, utilisation, transportation, decommissioning/recycling, and material transport.

Output: Output is in graphical and table form showing the environmental impact of each stage in terms of: resource energy use in GJ, GGE in tonnes of equivalent CO2, SPM, NMVOC, Water, NOx, and SOx. Base Material Data and a Bill of Material Quantities are also reported.

Case study/ies where tool is in use