Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)
Most of our work is based on the powerful tool of life cycle assessment, LCA
in short. It refers to the life cycle. This helps you to find out in which
life cycle phase the biggest savings or credits can be earned and prevents
trade-offs. It refers to assessment. It combines all environmental impacts
into a small set of environmental indicators. Environmental indicators
include global warming, resource depletion and acidification. All is based
on your environmental footprint: what is consumed and what is produced?
Consumables are energy and resources. Products are the service or product
your supply and emissions and waste.
We apply ISO standard series 14040's on life cycle assessment and ASTM
E1991-05 Environmental Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of Building
what can LCA do for you
according to the UNEP
Environmental product declaration (EPD)
An objective statement of the environmental
performance of your product. That is what an EPD is. Based on the
environmental life cycle assessment methodology (LCA) we define your
environmental profile. The EPD can be used for communication about your
commitment to the environment with several stakeholders, such as clients,
architects and governments.
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Green business development
Define your key environmental selling points. Set up a
green line of products. Use environmental performance to guide innovations.
Integrate business strategy, design and marketing into a powerful customer
relations tool. We can set up the process, bring in the environmental
benchmark and monitor your proceedings.
Training in life cycle thinking
We provide one-day training sessions exemplifying the
power of life cycle thinking. With an introduction to LCA, day-to-day cases,
hands on training the result of the day will be a set of questions and
ambitions you want to start your next day with. We focus on interaction,
group involvement. Every topic includes a short introduction, information
and than 75% work. Get started! Ask us for possible dates or set up a tailor
made in-house training session.
If you want to know the CO2-footprint
of your business, the CO2-Balance
Scan is your first step forward. By answering a number of general questions you
can receive a rough
estimate of your footprint. After evaluating your answers you will receive a report comparing your
footprint to U.S. economy indicators. And the
good thing is, it's free.
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definition of carbon footprint - 2 pager
Greenhouse gas (GHG) Baseline and monitoring
We inventory GHG-emissions for businesses, facilities
and governments to assist them in the development of a baseline. We draft
improvement plans based on direct and indirect emissions. We follow the
Climate Registry protocol for Scope 1 and 2 emissions and can supplement
that with input/output LCA and product LCA approaches to include embedded
Climate Registry Protocol
If you want to know how sustainable your business is,
how you can improve it and what goals need to be set then the Sustainability Scan is your first step. By answering
30 questions on your financial, social and environmental health you will receive a
profile that enables you to prioritize your actions and define possible
goals. We will evaluate your answers and come by to deliver and discuss your report.
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