Sustainable development

BRE launches enhanced version of life cycle assessment tool LINA

Sustainable development

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BRE is proud to announce the release of LINA 2.0.

LINA is a life cycle assessment tool that enables companies and trade associations to assess their products in line with EN 15804, the European Standard for Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) for construction products. LINA 1.0 was launched in 2016.

The core philosophy in the design of LINA is ‘ease of use’, and this, in addition to BRE’s brand values, makes LINA essential in the drive to achieve real sustainability in practice.

LINA 2.0 incorporates critical improvements to the user interface, updates to the calculation steps in the inner workings of the tool, and an expanded datamatrix covering a wider range of input and output flows.

LINA Life Cycle Assessment Tool - Raw materials supply

Data from assessments in LINA can be submitted to the BRE Global EPD programme to obtain third-party verified EN 15804 compliant EPD. LINA has been developed in collaboration with PRé Sustainability, developers and owners of LCA software SimaPro.

The benefits of LINA will be showcased on the 28th June at the EPD event Declaring your Data being held at St Gobain Multi-Comfort Visitor Centre, London.

Register to hear a case study of LINA in-use by Kevin Underwood (Technical Director, British Woodworking Federation) and a workshop on what more LCA tools, like LINA, can do for the users by Dr Owen Abbe (BRE).

For further information about LINA go to or contact the team for a demonstration.

Centre for Sustainable Products, BRE:     +(0)333 321 8811     [email protected]