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  • Extending carbon life reduces life cycle costs

    Siemens Water Technologies introduces AquaCarb 1240CAT catalytic carbon, an addition to the company’s Westates carbon product line for the North American market. It uses coconut shell-based carbon specially processed to offer enhanced performance capabilities over traditional catalytic carbons in water treatment. The new product can provide improved results in water quality targets for ...

  • Life-cycle studies: concrete

    For the past five years, Worldwatch has explored the history, production method, and environmental and social impacts of everyday products - from chopsticks to pencils - in the Life-Cycle Studies section of its bi-monthly magazine, World Watch. This print-exclusive content is now available for free to Eye ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Life-cycle studies: condoms

    For the past five years, Worldwatch has explored the history, production method, and environmental and social impacts of everyday products - from chopsticks to pencils - in the Life-Cycle Studies section of its bi-monthly magazine, World Watch. This print-exclusive content is now available for free to ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • 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 ...

  • Frost & Sullivan: Life cycle costing is critical in the intelligent buildings industry

    As the building technologies market strides toward optimizing intelligent building investments by managing end-user experiences, energy efficiencies, and monitoring and maintenance of assets, life cycle costing (LCC) proves of paramount importance. Through collaborative research between the Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA) and Frost & Sullivan, findings show that cost ...


    By Frost & Sullivan

  • 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

  • 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

  • 18. CIRP conference on life cycle engineering

    As one of the main sponsors of the conference, ifu Hamburg GmbH staff will be present to inform about material flow management and life cycle costing with the software Umberto. The 18th episode of the Conference on Life Cycle Engineering will be held on May 2-4, 2011 at the Technische Universität Braunschweig, Institute of Machine Tools and ...


    By ifu Hamburg GmbH

  • New SPEAR smart grid-ready, single-phase solution improves reliability and lowers life cycle costs

    Power management company Eaton today announced that its Cooper Power Systems division has launched a new SPEAR recloser solution. This newest single-phase reliability product provides the industry with a dependable, cost-effective Smart Grid device to automate single-phase circuits up to 38 kilovolts (kV) and meet critical power requirements. “Improving reliability in the Smart Grid is a ...


    By Eaton Corporation

  • Emerging Battery Technologies Will Address Issues of Energy Density, Cost, and Cycle Life, According to Pike Research

    Currently available advanced battery technologies for cleantech applications fall short of market needs. While lithium ion batteries have emerged as an early leader in cleantech applications such as energy storage and electrified vehicles, after nearly 20 years of commercialization efforts, the competitive field remains open. According to a new research brief from ...


  • FEMP Offers New eTraining Core Course on Fundamentals of Life Cycle Costing for Energy Conservation

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) presents Fundamentals of Life Cycle Costing for Energy Conservation, a new e-Training Core Course that provides knowledge and skills to improve Federal economic-based decision making, determine the total ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • 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 ...

  • “Green Path” Initiative: Reduce Total Life-Cycle Environmental Impact

    In keeping with its commitment to produce vehicles with reduced CO2 emissions at sustainable, energy-efficient plants, Honda has announced several initiatives under new “Green Path” approach to reducing the total life-cycle environmental impact of its products and operations in North America. As a hallmark of this new initiative, Honda also announced a $210 ...


    By Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

  • Innovyze Introduces InfoMaster LCCA: Comprehensive Economic Life Cycle Cost Analysis Helps Water Utilities Close Infrastructure Gap, Meet ASCE Grand Challenge

    Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, today announced the release of InfoMaster LCCA for developing a sound long-term, cost-efficient asset rehabilitation program based on a Life Cycle Cost Analysis that takes total ownership costs into account. ...


    By Innovyze

  • Solutions spanning water cycle

    'New perspectives for the environment' - this is the theme of IFAT ENTSORGA to be held in Munich, Germany, from 13th to 17th September 2010, with water treatment and raw materials management being key focuses. Siemens is to exhibit in Hall A1 a wide range of technologies that spans the water cycle and applications, ranging from process water and industrial wastewater treatment to municipal ...

  • Despite methane emissions upstream, natural gas is cleaner than coal on a life-cycle basis

    Over its full cycle of production, distribution, and use, natural gas emits just over half as many greenhouse gas emissions as coal does for equivalent energy output, according to a new study from the Worldwatch Institute and the Deutsche Bank Climate Change Advisors. The analysis clarifies the role of methane releases in the calculation of comparative emissions between the two fossil fuels and ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • The 2012 LIFE+ projects

    Austria 4 projects (14.5 million) LIFE+ Environment Policy and Governance (1 project – 3.6 million) LIFE-URBANLAKE (Stadt Wien – Magistratsabteilung 45 – Wiener Gewässer): This project intends to define strategies to reduce the vulnerability of the “Alte Donau” from effects of climate ...

  • Individual and social costs of car travel more than six times those of cycling

    Every kilometre travelled by car incurs costs to the individual and society that are more than six times those of travelling by bicycle, a new study suggests. The researchers presented a cost-benefit analysis developed for Copenhagen, finding that cars resulted in costs of 0.50 €/km in comparison to 0.08 €/km for bikes. Cycling brings numerous benefits, such as lower air pollution, ...

  • At what cost recovery - Estimating the cost of natural disasters

    When natural disasters, such as earthquakes, storms and hurricanes, are reported in the media, they are often accompanied by an assessment of the cost of the disaster. While such information can be useful to help governments and international organisations target aid and recovery efforts, the details of what is included in the assessment, and the methods used, are often ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

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