life cycle assessment Articles

  • Estimating the Value of Life Cycle Assessments

    Untitled Document Abstract What is a life cycle assessment worth? How much should one spend on an LCA, and what are the expected returns from ...


    By 2.-0 LCA consultants

  • Comparison of different building shells ‐ life cycle assessment

    The REACT (Renewable Energy & Efficiency Action) project is an EU‐funded cross‐border cooperative venture featuring the participation of companies and researchers from Burgenland (Austria) and western Slovakia that is developing zero energy concepts for newly built single‐family homes. A variety of building structures are defined for family houses, and the different impacts they have on the ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Life cycle assessment of integrated circuit packaging technologies.

    Background, aim and scope  Nanostructured polymer particles are produced to be used in ball grid array (BGA) and chip scale packaging (CSP). The technology could replace conventional BGA and CSP metal balls, and the hypothesis is that the shift could be eco-efficient as polymer core particles increase the reliability. For the first time, these particles are environmentally ...


    By Vestlandsforsking

  • Life Cycle Assessment, Databases and Sustainable Building

    Untitled Document We are experiencing a fundamental change that affects how products are developed and, more importantly, how they are ...

  • The role of life-cycle analysis in risk assessment

    The relationship between life-cycle analysis and risk assessment is explored on a methodological level, and examples of state-of-the-art studies are presented and discussed, leading to an identification of some areas needing further work.Keywords: energy systems, externalities, full costing, life cycle analysis, LCA, risk ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Life Cycle Assessment applications in the building sector

    A Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) tool has been developed to evaluate environmental impacts of building projects, from construction until demolition. The operation phase is essential, particularly energy processes: therefore LCA is linked to thermal simulation. Several alternatives can be studied. The results, in the form of environmental indicators (e.g., energy and water consumption, contribution ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Life cycle assessment - Executive overview by Green Research

    Rising demands from customers and regulators for improved environmental performance and increased transparency are driving a surge in interest life cycle assessment (LCA) as a tool for continuous improvement and innovation and a way of improving environmental performance while avoiding burden shifting and unintended consequences. ...


    By thinkstep

  • Life Cycle Assessment moves Green IT into the future

    A successful Life Cycle Assessment pilot study moves Wincor Nixdorf’s Green IT program forward. The study builds the foundation for the pioneering concept of the green ATM, with lower energy consumption and reduced emissions, and contributes to the company’s eco-design guideline optimization. Wincor Nixdorf can now declare a valid environmental impact of their ...


    By thinkstep

  • Environmental assessment of the cement and concrete life cycle in Greece

    The basic targets of the modern cement and concrete production industry are the reduction of energy costs and minimisation of environmental effects. Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is a useful tool for the evaluation of the environmental performance of a production system. The objective of this work is to provide a very clear analysis and quantification of all the parameters of the process that make ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The market leading Life Cycle Assessment software

    You want to deliver more sustainable products to match your customers expectations and become more resource efficient in a world of price rises and legislative obligations? Check out our free LCA software demo and contact us! GaBi 5 even helps your business to cut costs and make your production and ...


    By thinkstep

  • The use of life cycle assessment for evaluating the sustainability of the Amsterdam water cycle

    Waternet, the water cycle company of Amsterdam and surrounding areas, uses the life cycle assessment (LCA) method to evaluate the environmental impact of investment decisions and to determine the potential reduction of direct and indirect greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of different alternatives. This approach enables Waternet to fulfil its corporate objective to improve sustainability and to ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Environmental assessment of different dewatering and drying methods on the basis of life cycle assessment

    Sewage sludge is an inevitable product of wastewater treatment in municipal wastewater plants and its amount has increased dramatically due to the growing number of sewage systems users. This sludge needs to be adequately treated in order to decrease its hazardous properties and any negative influence on the environment. In this paper, gate to gate analysis, on the basis of life cycle assessment ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • A life-cycle approach to biotechnology ethics

    Increasingly, government officials are asked to take ethical considerations into account during regulatory decision-making and especially in the case of biotechnology products. It is also clear, however, that ethical issues arise throughout the planning, production and use of these products (i.e. the entire product life cycle) rather than just during the regulatory step. In this paper it is ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Life Cycle Analysis of Water Networks

    Abstract Water authorities around the world are faced with the problem of ageing distribution networks and often only limited historical data on which to base a sound long term, cost efficient replacement policy. The LICAN approach to whole of life costing is introduced and a hypothetical case study is used to demonstrate the importance of such an approach. A selection of pipe networks ...


    By TRIC Tools Inc.

  • Life Cycle Emissions Distributions within the Economy: Implications for Life Cycle Impact Assessment

    Abstract Refinements of methods for life cycle impact assessment are directed at reducing errors and quantifying and reducing uncertainties in results. The uncertainty reduction benefits of such refinements depend upon the structure of the inventory model. The structure of inventory models in general are investigated using an economic input/output life cycle assessment model ...


    By Sylvatica

  • Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of Chinese energy chains for Shandong electricity scenarios

    The Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) performed for the China Energy Technology Program (CETP) has established streamlined environmental inventories of coal, nuclear, natural gas, and wind energy systems for supply of electricity to Shandong province with a 20 years time horizon. This paper deals with selected results for air pollutants obtained for the current coal technology and the comparison of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • On wind energy, electricity free market, and life cycle assessment in Brazil

    This paper assesses strategies to foster market development for the wind energy in Brazil, based on the importance of the consumption of this renewable energy to minimise environmental and social impacts of the productive life cycles, assuming the existence of economic and legal incentives. The analysis encompasses five descriptive phases. The first one describes the Brazilian wind energy ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Co-product Allocation in Life Cycle Assessment: A Case Study

    As the interest toward industrial sustainable practice grows; companies are increasingly turning to life cycle assessments (LCA) as a metric to measure sustainability impacts by analyzing the environmental and energy burden of their products and services. LCA is a method of measuring these impacts through the raw material procurement, production, usage and disposal stages of a products life ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • Life Cycle Assessment technique for sound management of organic municipal solid wastes

    Mauritius generates around 1200 tonnes of municipal solid wastes on a daily basis, out of which more than 60% is of organic nature. The objective of this paper was to evaluate two different strategies for the treatment of organic wastes on a life cycle perspective, namely: composting and Anaerobic Digestion (AD). The functional unit was one ton of organic municipal solid wastes. Windrow ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Beyond the throwaway society: A life cycle based assessment of the environmental benefit of reuse

    In the context of circular economy, sustainable consumption is often seen as the antithesis of current consumption patterns, which have led to the definition of the so‐called “throwaway society”. Reuse may provide a preferred alternative to other waste management options, because it promotes resource efficiency and may significantly reduce environmental impacts. In order to appraise the ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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