life cycle assessment software Articles

  • Hewlett-Packard - Case Study

    Saving through GaBi Envision Software & scalable Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) Tools thinkstep worked with Hewlett-Packard (HP) to develop an innovative platform approach for completing complex life cycle assessments for printing and imaging systems. thinkstep created a parameterized and fully configurable template for printer and imaging equipment using GaBi Envision software. This ...


    By thinkstep - A Sphera Company

  • Regular application of LCA in industrial practice

    The methodology of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) has proved to be suitable to support industrial decision making in several case studies. Nevertheless, the regular application of LCA in industrial practice is still uncommon. The major reason for this is constituted by the extensive demand of Life Cycle Inventory (LCI) data from the product life cycle, which is needed for the regular execution of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The role of the social dimension in life cycle engineering

    Sustainability recognises the interdependence of ecological, social and economic systems and nowhere is the concept of sustainability more critical than in developing nations, whose economies rely heavily on natural resources. Software for life cycle assessment (LCA) is becoming increasingly effective in evaluating the potential environmental and resource impacts of design and supply chain ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Comparison of the environmental impact of five electric vehicle battery technologies using LCA

    The environmental assessment of various electric vehicle battery technologies (lead-acid, nickel-cadmium, nickel-metal hydride, sodium nickel-chloride, and lithium-ion) was performed in the context of the European end-of-life vehicles directive (2000/53/EC). An environmental single-score based on a life-cycle approach, was allocated to each of the studied battery technologies through the combined ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Renovating vs. Building New: The Environmental Merits

    This presentation focuses on the environmental implications of two case study projects involving extensive renovation and rehabilitation of older Canadian buildings to serve new functions. Both of the case study projects were submitted as ...

  • Interface - Case Study

    Using Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) to guide their sustainability journey. Interface obtains Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) for all its carpet product. Interface, the worldwide leader in design, production and sales of environmentally responsible modular carpet, uses GaBi life cycle assessment software to understand its products’ environmental ...


    By thinkstep - A Sphera Company

  • Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of PET bottles and comparative LCA of three disposal options in Mauritius

    Disposal of the increasing volume of used Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) bottles has been a cause for concern for the Mauritian Government. To assist Government in decision-making, a study on PET bottles and its disposal was undertaken using the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) tool. Three disposal scenarios, namely (100%) landfilling; (100%) incineration; and 50% landfilling and 50% incineration ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Life cycle based water assessment of a hand dishwashing product: Opportunities and limitations

    It is only recent that life‐cycle based indicators have been used to evaluate products from a water use impact perspective. The applicability of some of these methods has been primarily demonstrated on agricultural materials or products, since irrigation requirements in food production can be water intensive. In view of an increasing interest on life‐cycle based water indicators from different ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Software for Assessing the Environmental Impact of Buildings (´Envest´)

    This paper introduces and explains the concept behind ENVEST, the first UK software tool for estimating the lifecycle environmental impact of buildings. ENVEST is a tool that allows designers to consider the life cycle environmental impact of commercial buildings at the building inception stage. The tool, which has received an enthusiastic response from building designers, provides a holistic ...


    By BRE

  • Possibility of application of LCA methodology in conditions of small and medium enterprise

    The report deals with application of LCA in small and medium enterprise, without using special software and without the need of additional investments into LCA study. LCA is studying environmental aspects and actual and potential impacts of product within its life cycle. On the basis of analysed methodology concept materials the proposal of model methodology for life cycle impact assessment of ...


    By Slovak Environment Agency

  • Tata Steel - The Business Case for Product Sustainability - Case Study

    The Business Case for Product Sustainability. Through LCA Tata Steel is able to understand the impacts and benefits across the life cycle. Using GaBi Software, Tata Steel’s sustainability team can build product models covering environmental impacts such as energy use, carbon emissions, water consumption and material usage. Life Cycle Assessment studies help Tata Steel understand ...


    By thinkstep - A Sphera Company

  • Integrating the end-of-life evaluation and planning in the product management process

    Incorporating enhanced product responsibility for the end-of-life phase into product design is a challenge a manufacturer has to face today. Additional design requirements, e.g., environmental aspects, have to be considered. Furthermore, new legislation also requires the management of new processes, such as treatment and recycling. An approach for the realisation of product responsibility for the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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

  • Life cycle assessment study on polishing units for use of treated wastewater in agricultural reuse

    A life cycle assessment (LCA) approach was used in the assessment of environmental impacts of some polishing units for reuse of wastewater treatment plant effluents in agricultural irrigation. These alternative polishing units were assessed: (1) microfiltration and ultraviolet (UV) disinfection, (2) cartridge filter and ultrafiltration (UF), and (3) just UV disinfection. Two different energy ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Opening up New Markets and Achieving Corporate Objectives with LCA - Case Study

    »Everyone talks about end-to-end integration of sustainability. But this can be achieved only if sustainability is also embedded in the product. Life cycle assessment with GaBi software is our way of measuring this. - Ramon Arratia, Sustainability Director EMEA I InterfaceFLOR. Please, click here to download the case ...


    By thinkstep - A Sphera Company

  • 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

  • ThyssenKrupp Elevator - Case Study

    ThyssenKrupp Elevator Americas rises to the top in transparency and disclosure with thinkstep In 2008 ThyssenKrupp Elevator Americas, embarked on a sustainability journey and tapped thinkstep and its 20-plus years of experience to perform audits to gain insight into areas where it could improve its business practices while reducing its Carbon footprint. The company uses ...


    By thinkstep - A Sphera Company

  • Environmental impact of recycling metals from ships: a life cycle assessment

    New research has examined three different categories of Ecological Risk Assessment (ERA), each with different goals. The researchers find that overlaps between the three assessments could be combined to create a more comprehensive form of ERA, usable by regulators and environmental decision makers. Life cycle assessment (LCA) can measure the environmental impact of the different stages of a ...

  • Innovia Films - Case Study

    Informed choices for sustainable manufacturing - the LCAs provided a valuable benchmark for Innovia Films and its cellulose based product. Innovia Films has used the GaBi Cradle to Gate life-cycle assessment tool and scenario modelling software to establish sound environmental credentials for its products and processes. Working with thinkstep, the company now has the ...


    By thinkstep - A Sphera Company

  • 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

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