Environmental Certification And Management Tools And Eco-Design
ENEA manages and implements methodologies, processes and tools for environmental certification of processes (such as EMAS, ISO 14001 and Agenda 21) and products (the Ecolabel I, II and III). ENEA also provides technical support to public administrations and private industries in the implementation of European and national regulations. In addition ENEA evaluates the environmental, economic and social impact of products at macro (national or industrial sector level), meso (new technology or large size industrial plant) and micro (single product) scales. The Life Cycle Analysis approach is used together with other analyses and tools in order to define scenarios and general equilibrium models. Software application tools are developed for LCA and eco-design. Such activities are all carried out at Bologna and Casaccia Research Centres.