I’m wondering if someone can help me understand what LCA stages are included in the CLF Baselines for Board and Foamed-in-place insulation products. The report mentions that impacts outside of A1-A3 are included to account for emissions during product installation and over a product’s lifespan. Does that mean CLF Baselines include A1-A3 + A5 + B1, or what is included?
In that report, both board and foamed-in-place include: A1-A3, B1 (use phase blowing agent (BA) emissions), C4 (to account for end-of-life BA emissions).
Foamed-in-place also includes A5 (to account for BA emissions during foam production).
(In the recent 2023 version we’ve documented this more explicitly.)