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Sumitomo Forestry & One Click LCA partners to cut construction carbon

Sumitomo Forestry & One Click LCA partners to cut construction carbon

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Helsinki, Finland, February 07, 2022One Click LCA announces a new partnership with Sumitomo Forestry Co., a Japanese company with over 330 years’ history of sustainability.
 

One Click LCA partners with Sumitomo Forestry Co. to cut construction carbon in Japan

 
Awareness of the need to tackle embodied carbon is growing in Europe, but in many other parts of the world, including Japan, efforts to decarbonize construction continue to focus on operational energy use. One Click LCA has partnered with Sumitomo Forestry Co., a Japanese timber and wooden building materials and housing company, who will resell One Click LCA in Japan and provide first-level user support in Japanese. The partnership aims to raise awareness of the need to calculate and reduce whole-life carbon emissions to reach carbon neutrality in construction. In addition, One Click LCA’s building LCA and Carbon Designer tools are now available in the Japanese language. Sumitomo Forestry is a sustainable timber and wood trading company specializing in building materials and construction. Sumitomo has an R&D concept, known as the W350 Plan, which aims to build a 70-floor, 350-metre wooden skyscraper in Tokyo as one of its technical goals.  Sumitomo Forestry plans to work with housing and real estate industry groups to build a foundation for embodied carbon calculation through One Click LCA. The company will also support timber and building material manufacturers in creating EPDs (Environmental Product Declarations) for their materials and offer zero-carbon consultancy to promote more low-carbon construction in Japan. Read more about the partnership here (Japanese)
 
About One Click LCA 
 

One Click LCA is a Helsinki-based tech company decarbonizing construction and manufacturing with world-leading, easy-to-use, and automated life-cycle assessment (LCA) to calculate and reduce the environmental impacts of building, infrastructure, and renovation projects — as well as construction and other manufactured products. It also enables manufacturers to generate and publish third-party verified EPDs, and allows assessment of circularity, life-cycle cost, and soon also biodiversity. One Click LCA is used in +170 countries. Its decarbonization platform includes a unique global database with +200,000 LCA datasets, and it supports +80 standards and certifications, including LEED, BREEAM, GRESB and other national regulations. One Click LCA was founded in Finland in 2001, and has a team of +180 people on all continents. In November 2023, One Click LCA announced €40M growth equity from PSG Equity and InfraVia Capital Partners. Learn more at: www.oneclicklca.com

About Sumitomo Forestry Co. 

Founded in 1691, Sumitomo Forestry is a leading timber and building materials headquartered in Japan. The company owns and manages approximately 280,000 hectares of forests in Japan, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, and New Zealand and has a global network spanning over 20 countries. Its ethos is to use wood as a healthy and environmentally friendly natural resource. For more information visit: sfc.jp

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