life cycle assessment News

  • Automated Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)

    There is a growing market demand for Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) data on the environmental properties of suppliers’ products. However, aggregating and assessing the relevant data throughout the entire product life cycle for an LCA is an enormous task. Even more so if one considers that most assessments start with the finished product and work their way down to components and substances. ...


    By iPoint-Systems GmbH

  • Green Through the Life Cycle

    Choosing the right set of ingredients with which to make nearly any consumer product is critical to determining the overall social, economic and ecological impact of the product over the course of its existence. A proposed new ASTM International standard, WK40619, Guide for Making Chemical Selection Decisions in the Life Cycle of Products, will function ...


    By ASTM International

  • Innovative Partnership Integrates Life Cycle Assessment into Revit

    With the increasing importance of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) in green building, architects and engineers are recognizing it as a powerful tool to inform best-value decision making for high-performance building design. While existing tools and databases provide the life cycle information needed to perform such an assessment, no tool exists to easily view and assimilate the information from those ...


    By thinkstep

  • GreenCE Launches Life Cycle Assessment for Building Products

    Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is a holistic approach to determining the total environmental impacts of a product, from extraction of raw materials and processing, to distribution, use, and end of life. By translating input/output data into more environmentally relevant information, LCA can offer a window into the environmental performance of a product. Used as an internal document, LCA is an ...


    By PRWeb

  • EU guidelines on better life cycle assessment produced

    The EU Joint Research Centre has produced a new part of the handbook that provides guidelines for developing and using Life Cycle Assessments (LCA), which evaluate the environmental impacts of products, focusing specifically on life cycle impact assessment (LCIA). It recommends that assessments should be comprehensive, accessible and easy to apply in order to make LCA a more mainstream concept in ...

  • New book on life cycle assessment of Semiconductors

    Dr. Sarah Boyd, Senior Consultant at PE INTERNATIONAL, has published a new book: Life-Cycle Assessment of Semiconductors. According to Dr. Boyd, the purpose of the book is to quantify and describe the environmental impacts of semiconductor manufacturing for Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) practitioners and students. Small size but sold at large scale worldwide Arpad Horvath, ...


    By thinkstep

  • A brief history of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)

    The first well-known environmental study was conducted in 1969 by Coca-Cola. The study compared beverage containers and showed that all container materials had a real environmental impact and some materials had a greater impact than others. Coca-Cola acted not by removing the worst-performing materials from their products but by working with local authorities to develop a take-back scheme ...


    By thinkstep

  • Major life cycle assessment study for American hardwoods

    PE is currently undertaking the first phase of data collection for the ground breaking Study which will conform to the ISO14000 series of Standards for LCAs. Life Cycle Inventory data is being gathered for American hardwood lumber and veneer covering environmental impacts of every process from point of extraction through to delivery to the importers yard in Europe and East Asia. The study will ...


    By thinkstep

  • Life Cycle Analysis in the building planning

    The resources used for a building, the resulting environmental impact and the costs caused during its useful life exceed the costs emerged from its production and construction. In particular, this concerns the expenditure of energy and CO2 emissions.With the development towards a more intensified sustainability in the building sector, an extreme increase of requirements to buildings came along ...


    By thinkstep

  • Life Cycle Assessments Can Reduce Costs and Improve Brand Identity: Deloitte

     Organizations can create value by conducting Life Cycle Assessments (LCA) to analyze a number of sustainability metrics to better inform business decisions and activities, says a new Deloitte report. LCA is designed to measure and quantify the end-to-end environmental and economic impacts of a product, process or service in alignment with specific sustainability goals.  "Enhancing the ...

  • Global guidance principles for life cycle assessment databases released

    The document provides guidance principles for Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) databases; this includes how to collect raw data, how to develop datasets and how to manage databases. The publication also addresses questions concerning data documentation and review, coordination among databases, capacity building and future scenarios. The bridge between data users and data ...


    By thinkstep

  • Life cycle assessment proves food miles too basic

    By Roger Kerrison, Source: blog.aurasustainability.com Over the last couple of weeks we have seen tremendous interest globally in the launch of Mobius Sauvignon Blanc, which is the first wine to carry the Carbon Reduction Label. ...


    By Aura Sustainability

  • New research finds torrid growth in life cycle assessment

    Life cycle assessment (LCA) is a science-based method of analyzing the environmental impact of products or processes across their full life cycle, from the extraction of raw materials, through manufacture, use, recycling and disposal. Corporate interest in LCA is surging. LCA tool vendors and consultants are reporting sales growth of 30-40 percent annually and, by one measure, the number of ...

  • Life cycle approaches key to Canada`s competitiveness

    The National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy today released a new report - requested by the Minister of the Environment Peter Kent - that identifies the need for Life Cycle Approaches in environmental and economic decision-making by companies and government. A Life Cycle Approach is a systematic way of looking at the life of a product, technology, or process. By identifying and ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • The Carbon Trust helps keep Amcor Flexible’s life cycle assessment tool at the top of the game

    The Carbon Trust recently certified global packaging leader Amcor's 'Advanced Sustainability Stewardship Evaluation Tool' (ASSET) - a key element of their journey towards excellence in sustainability. As a global packaging leader, Amcor Flexibles has a responsibility to manage the environmental impacts of all its operations and products. The Carbon Trust recently certified Amcor's ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Carbon and Life-Cycle Assessment Specialist Ron Feingold Joins Antea Group Global Corporate Consultancy

    The Global Corporate Consultancy (GCC) of Antea™Group announced that Ron Feingold has joined its group as a Consultant. Mr. Feingold is a carbon accounting specialist, and has specific expertise in developing greenhouse gas inventories for a wide variety of sectors, including utilities, governments and corporate clients. “Ron will make an immediate impact in the GCC, providing support ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • PE INTERNATIONAL conducted a Life Cycle Assessment for Pumas new packaging system `Clever little bag`

    PUMA launched the next pivotal phase of its ambitious long-term sustainability program. By introducing its cutting-edge sustainable packaging and distribution system by renowned industrial designer Yves Behar, PUMA will set new standards within the Sportlifestyle retail industry. The new innovative solution will significantly reduce the amount of waste and CO2 emissions that traditional product ...


    By thinkstep

  • ifu Hamburg at Life Cycle Assessment X - on November 1-4, 2010 in Portland, Oregon

    The conference LCA X is organized by the American Center for Life Cycle Assessment. At the conference you'll especially be informed about LCA applications in policy, in purchasing and in public discourse. As exhibitor, ifu Hamburg will showcase Umberto for Carbon Footprint, an affordable Carbon Footprint tool for modeling, ...


    By ifu Hamburg GmbH

  • PE INTERNATIONAL and KieranTimberlake report wide adoption of the award-winning Tally™ tool for life cycle assessment in building design

    PE INTERNATIONAL (booth #2520) and KT Innovations, an affiliate of KieranTimberlake, today announced that the Tally application for Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) will be featured at Greenbuild 2014. In its first year of commercial availability, the application, a plug-in for Autodesk® Revit®, has been broadly evaluated by hundreds of users enabling them to conduct whole-building LCAs and ...


    By thinkstep

  • ASTM international workshop on Life Cycle Assessment: Methodology, current development and application in standards

    A workshop on Life Cycle Assessment: Methodology, Current Development and Application in Standards, will be held Oct. 18-19, 2009, at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta in Atlanta, Ga. Sponsored by ASTM International Committee E60 on Sustainability, the workshop will be held in conjunction with the Oct. 20-22 standards development meetings of the committee. This workshop will explore current evolution in ...


    By ASTM International

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