Word of the Day: Lifecycle Assessment

Remember the Secret Word on Pee Wee Herman’s show?  Every day, my hero Pee Wee would pick a Secret Word, like petunia.  Whenever someone on the show said petunia, everyone would freeze and scream!  While I don’t expect anyone to get hysterical over Lifecycle assessment, and I also realize that it’s 2 words, I thought I’d share the definition with readers to help build your green vocabulary.  This info is care of the good folks at Natural Home & Garden magazine (on sale at Green Home Experts!) So, today’s Secret Word is:

Lifecycle Assessment
Reviews the environmental performance of a product or building over the course of its life, including financial costs, energy efficiency and maintenance requirements.  The process includes an assessment of raw material production, manufacture, distribution and disposal.

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