life cycle assessment software Articles

  • 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

  • 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 in de-risking and improving supply chains

    We asked Nigel Topping, Chuck Grindstuff and Harald Floring how they see the role of Life Cycle Assessment in de-risking and improving supply chains? Nigel Topping, CIO, Carbon Disclosure Project. “The vast majority of companies do not have a good understanding of ...


    By thinkstep

  • 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.

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • A simulation tool for life cycle costing of water supply infrastructure in seismically active zones

    In the face of increased development, civil infrastructure systems are increasingly vulnerable to catastrophic failures as a result of ageing, overuse and poor planning when disasters such as earthquakes strike. Water supply systems are among the most vulnerable infrastructure systems and arguably, the most essential for human existence. Investment decisions regarding the retrofitting or ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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

  • 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

  • A Green Assessment Tool for Formulated Products

    Led by sustainability efforts by Walmart, a new tool emerges for quickly evaluating the environmental and human-health profile of formulated products. Companies efforts and interest in improving their environmental profiles are giving rise to a new set of related products and services that can be used by various players in a given supply chain. Such is the case of Walmart, which is using ...


    By UL The WERCS

  • A study for microsoft demonstrating the environmental benefits of digital software distribution

    A carbon footprint Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) commissioned by Microsoft and conducted by Accenture and WSP Environment & Energy found that replacing traditional distribution of DVD/CD disk kit software with electronicsoftware distribution (ESD) can result in a 91% reduction in carbon emissions for most Microsoft Volume Licensing1 (VL) customers. Leading standards were applied to calculate the ...

  • Case study - Hewlett-Packard

    Saving Through GaBi Envision Software & Scalable Life Cycle Assessment 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Case study - Tata Steel

    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 ...


    By thinkstep

  • Case study - Innovia Films

    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 PE INTERNATIONAL, the company now has the ...


    By thinkstep

  • Case study - Interface

    Using 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 footprints, improve their performance, innovate ...


    By thinkstep

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