life cycle assessment consulting 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

  • The Wastewater life cycle inventory tool by 2.-0 LCA consultants

    Very often the fate of chemicals after use is to be sent to municipal wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs), where they are subject to degradation. In many life cycle assessment (LCA) studies we need to account for the environmental impacts caused by the disposal of chemical substances down the drain, however existing LCA models for wastewater treatment typically reflect the average performance of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Physical Impacts of Land Use in Product Life Cycle Assessment

    Untitled Document Introduction This is the final report from the sub-project “Quantitative environmental assessment of land use in relation to the ...


    By 2.-0 LCA consultants

  • 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

  • Should your company be conducting life cycle analyses?

    Many companies have already answered yes to that question – for a combination of reasons typically related to stakeholder interest, key customer demands, public perception, and competitive positioning.  In fact, life cycle analysis (LCA) has increasingly become an important tool in mature corporate sustainability programs, providing organizations with a consistent methodology for ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • Input/Output Analysis - Shortcuts to Life Cycle Data?

    Introduction The report contains the papers presented to a workshop held in Copenhagen on the 29th of September 2000, as well as a résumé of the subsequent discussions, and a few additional papers on the topic. Background Can Input-Output Analysis (IOA) data and methodologies be used to improve the performance of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)? And if so, are ...


    By 2.-0 LCA consultants

  • Estimating the Public Health Benefits of Increased Residential Insulation: A Risk Assessment/Life Cycle Assessment Approach

    Increased residential insulation can potentially provide environmental and public health benefits, given reduced emissions from power plants and residential fuel combustion. Quantification of these benefits could assist in developing energy codes that are socially optimal, considering both economic and environmental endpoints. Two primary research methods are often used in the evaluation of ...


    By 2.-0 LCA consultants

  • `Co-product allocation in life cycle assessment– a case study,` presented at the 2009 air & waste management association`s annual conference

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


    By Trinity Consultants

  • GHG quantification reporting and lifecycle assessment: does one size fit all?

    Corporate and government entities have been developing and reporting greenhouse gas (GHG) emission inventories, some for well over a decade. The basis for developing these inventories has evolved from voluntary mechanisms (e.g., sustainability reports; registries like the DOE 1605(b) or The Climate Registry) to regulatory requirements (e.g., EU Emissions Trading Scheme, US EPA Mandatory Reporting ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • Innovia Films

    Innovia Films have established sound environmental credentials for their products and processes by using  Life Cycle Assessment and Scenario Modelling-tools in the GaBi Software. Andrew Sweetman, Business Development and Sustainability Manager at Innovia Films describes the benefits thus “When we are looking towards possible process changes, our department is now being consulted to see ...


    By thinkstep

  • Green Paper on Environmental Issues of PVC

    Untitled Document Introduction The Commission has committed itself to assess the impact of PVC on the environment, including related human health issues, in an ...

  • Integrating Economic Analysis into LCA

     In nearly all private industry applications of LCA, the decision making situations which LCA addresses must also eventually take the economic consequences of alternative products or product designs into account. However, neither the internal nor external economic aspects of the decisions are within the scope of developed LCA methodology, nor are they properly addressed by existing LCA ...


    By 2.-0 LCA consultants

  • The Requirement for Congruence in Normalization (in LCA)

     Top environmental performers in Innovest's annual investment research report on the Global Auto Parts sector posted accumulated returns over 48.8% higher than environmental laggards over a 3-year period, and 6% higher returns over 1-year. Denso Corp. and Snap-On emerged as the top ranked companies in Innovest's annual survey, which assessed the performance of 18 of the world's leading ...


    By 2.-0 LCA consultants

  • Analyzing the lifecycle of beer case study

    Challenge: A global brewing company requested Antea Group's Global Corporate Consultancy assess greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that result from the complete life cycle of beer and how the most common package types contribute to the "carbon footprint" of its products. The analysis was to be conducted in the context of the entire product value chain, from materials extraction and agriculture ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • New Rules for PEP ecopassport® Product Environmental Profiles

    The PEP ecopassport® Association Steering Committee approved the 3rd edition of its Product Category Rules (PCR) on April 2, 2015. This new edition updates existing guidance, improves clarity, ensures consistency in the Product Environmental Profiles (PEPs) being delivered, and harmonizes with updated market requirements. Environmental assessments, increasingly ...


    By SGS

  • Composting - Best bang for MSW management buck

    For many years, life cycle analyses of end-of-life management practices have been available for all of the basic recyclables as well as organics. The life cycle data, usually derived by the US Environmental Protection Agency's Waste Reduction Model (WARM), represents the net greenhouse gas impact of recycling, landfilling or incinerating a variety of material streams. The model calculates ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Regional Health Effects of Demand-Side Energy Management Using Exposure Efficiency

     Life cycle impact assessment is usually plagued by the assumptions of site independence and uniform mixing of pollutants in a compartment (e.g., atmosphere), which are not valid for all air pollutants. In this paper we propose using the concept of exposure efficiency to simplify the damage pathway analysis without compromising the consideration of site-dependent characteristics. Our case ...


    By 2.-0 LCA consultants

  • EU to Start Pilot Phase for Environmental Footprint of Products and Organizations

    With the recent Communication “Building the Single Market for Green Products”  and the Recommendation on the use of Product Environmental Footprint (PEF)  and Organization Environmental Footprint (OEF)  methods, the European Commission is pushing forward with the requirement for companies to provide verified, comparable and consistent ...


    By SGS

  • Recycling efficiency in the construction industry

    Construction clients, policy makers and planners are increasingly setting requirements to encourage greater use of recovered materials in construction. A number of construction clients and product manufacturers have shown a desire to expand the consideration of materials efficiency to include recyclability as part of the sustainable construction agenda. Potentially there are significant benefits ...

  • The ISO 14000 Family of Standards - Frequently Asked Questions

    What is ISO 14000? Developed by ISO Technical Committee 207, which has as its scope of work “standardization in the field of environmental management tools and systems”, ISO 14000 is a series of international, voluntary environmental management standards, guides and technical reports. There are presently 14 standards, 2 technical reports (TRs) and a guide published in the 14000 series, with 3 ...


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