Rob Rouwette -Life cycle expert – start2see Pty Ltd
Rob is an environmental engineer and senior Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) expert. He is the founding director of start2see and a senior manager with Energetics. Over the past twenty years, Rob has developed a strong background in quantifying the sustainability performance of a wide range of materials, projects and policies.
In his consulting roles, he manages and reviews LCA and carbon footprint projects. This includes for example delivery of strategic LCA projects for manufacturers of concrete, asphalt and steel products and developing fit-for-purpose tools that enable clients to measure and manage the GHG emissions of their projects. start2see advises the Infrastructure Sustainability Council (IS Council) and developed the ISC Materials Calculator that is used to determine the embodied impacts of materials used on infrastructure projects.
Rob is a peer reviewer of LCA papers submitted to the International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, the Journal of Cleaner Production and the Construction & Building Materials Journal. He also regularly verifies third party LCA’s and Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) for compliancy with international standards.
Furthermore, Rob is the current (2021-2023) and a past President of the Australian LCA Society (ALCAS). He has had a pivotal role in developing Australia’s national life cycle inventory database (AusLCI) and the LCA Practitioner Certification Scheme.