life cycle management News

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 ...


  • Boeing Emphasizes Links With AFRA in Airplanes Life Cycle Management

    Mary Armstrong, Boeing vice president for Environment, Health and Safety, addressing today the Aircraft Fleet Recycling Association's (AFRA's) annual meeting in Washington, D.C., commended the association for the way it enhances Boeing's ability to deliver innovative environmental solutions throughout the life cycle of its products, ...


    By The Boeing Company

  • 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

  • CH2M envisions better way of managing life-cycle infrastructure development

    CH2M, an industry leader in the management of major projects and programs, has developed a new Resiliency and Sustainability Framework for infrastructure that offers public and private sector planners a comprehensive program development and decision support system. The Framework is being utilized today in San Mateo, California, for the city's Clean Water Program, to understand how resilient and ...


    By CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd.

  • 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

  • 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

  • EREF’s Life-Cycle Analysis Workshop Examines Methods of Measuring Recycling and Diversion

    Recently, policy makers, facility owners and other solid waste entities have engaged in discussion regarding whether mass is the best means to evaluate recycling and diversion practices versus a focus on measuring environmental burden through life-cycle analysis. To establish dialogue and provide more information on this question, the Environmental Research & Education Foundation (EREF) is ...

  • 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

  • Clariant presents the EcoTain life cycle for safer and more environmentally-friendly paints

    EcoTain product label assures "sustainable excellence at every step" for customers Resource efficient, safe handling and biodegradable: Clariant's Performance.People.Planet values in action Six new EcoTain products for paints and coatings sector at European Coatings Show 2013 and Coatings for Africa Clariant, a world ...


    By Clariant International Ltd.

  • 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

  • Paper life cycle website a sustainability resource for paper purchasing decisions

    Metafore, along with a unique collaboration of stakeholders across the paper supply chain, has created a comprehensive online resource that will enable companies and customers to make more informed environmental decisions about the paper products they purchase, use and sell. The Paper Life Cycle details critical environmental issues from the forest through paper manufacturing process, end-use and ...

  • “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.

  • 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 ...

  • EREF-Funded Project Uses a Life-Cycle Analysis Model to Evaluate the Environmental Sustainability of Solid Waste Management Strategies

    In the future, policies to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that affect the type of energy used in the U.S., as well as the cost of energy and emissions, could significantly impact the strategic direction of solid waste management (SWM). SWM systems must proactively adapt to changing waste composition, policy requirements, and an evolving energy system to cost-effectively and sustainably ...

  • 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 ...


  • Free Webinar - Revised ISO14001 & the Product ‘Life Cycle’ Approach: the Small Change with Big Implications

    Revised ISO14001 & the Product ‘Life Cycle’ Approach: the Small Change with Big Implications With the changes to the environmental systems management standard ISO14001, companies must now consider how the environment is affected by their products across their complete life cycle. Product regulatory compliance is key. This means that for many companies, ...


    By Compliance and Risks

  • 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

  • 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 ...


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