Athena Sustainable Materials Institute Celebrates 20 Years of Innovation in the Green Building Sector

OTTAWA, June 21, 2017 /CNW/ - This year marks the twentieth anniversary of our founding. To celebrate our success and to honour all those who helped us get here, we are hosting a reception in downtown Ottawa to celebrate the milestone.

Thursday, June 22nd
The Andaz Ottawa Byward Market
325 Dalhousie Street
Thursday June 22, 2017


The Athena Institute is a non-profit consultancy and think tank in life cycle assessment (LCA) for the built environment. The North American pioneer in construction-sector LCA, the Athena Institute works with sustainability leaders in product manufacturing, building design, construction, and green rating programs to enable smaller footprints in the production and consumption of materials, buildings and infrastructure.

Athena's common-good work includes free LCA software tools for architects and engineers and the development and maintenance of the large LCI/LCA database on construction materials and processes that underlies our tools. We additionally advocate and educate on the benefit of LCA in construction practice and in industry in order to help meet our mandate to mitigate the environmental burdens embodied in works of construction. Our support network includes a range of product manufacturers, trade associations, design professionals and other research and public service organizations.

LCA is a long-established science for measuring cradle-to-grave environmental impacts of a product or a process. The Impact Estimator makes this complex analysis easy and accessible to sustainable designers so they can reduce the environmental impact of new construction and earn LCA-based credits in LEED® and Green Globes®, meet the embodied carbon imperative of the Living Building Challenge™, and take the LCA path in the International Green Construction Code and the California Green Building Standards Code.

SOURCE Athena Sustainable Materials Institute

For further information: Media Contact: Vanessa Salazar, Communications Director, Athena Sustainable Materials Institute, 604-966-1003,

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