EVAMED. Developing a tool for the environmental assessment of buildings with a life cycle approach in the Latin American context.

Although LCA is a widely recognized methodology for evaluating, rethinking processes and eventually improving the energy and environmental performance of products and services, its application in the buildings sector is generally complex and time-consuming. The...

The Rapid Dry Project For Ceramic Sanitaryware Production

The RAPID DRY project aims to optimise the drying process of ceramic manufacturing, reducing energy consumption and CO2 emissions while preserving product quality. It does so by means of two novelties: a chamber dryer and...

The EPD projects achieved by Esalex in the building materials sector highlights the importance of impacts from suppliers, for which new engagement systems should be identified.

Esalex is committed to the promotion of product/service eco-innovation and the LCA study has become the main tool to pursue this goal. In recent years many activities have been focused on the construction sector: in...

Environmental sustainability of tourist activities by means of life cycle assessment

Tourism activity is not exempt from environmental impacts since it implies travelling (road, air, and sea), accommodation, catering, and activities (social events, cultural visits, adventure, etc.). Commonly, sustainability issues in tourism sector were addressed in...

GHG emissions and carbon sequestration in the apple production in the context of Net Zero

Achieving global net zero GHG emissions requires both enhancing sinks and reducing emissions. This study reviews LCA and wider literature on apple production globally to identify ranges of emissions and carbon sequestration in orchards, to...

Toward enhanced ecodesign of urban project thanks to City Information Modelling

Environmental impacts are to be taken into account as early as possible in the design stages of urban projects so as to be able to select the most sustainable design. Nowadays, more and more district...

Streamlining LCA process using Simplification and DMAIC framework for process improvisation and cycle time reduction: A pragmatic LCA approach for engineering organizations

Session 18: Life Cycle Innovation and Eco-Design
In recent years, manufacturing organizations are increasingly looking beyond the financial aspects of their operations to integrate environmental (ecological) concerns into the decision-making process. Accordingly, the need to embed sustainability in the value chain has...

Insights into the development and use of a quantitative eco-design tool for the early development stages of medical devices

Session 18: Life Cycle Innovation and Eco-Design
Eco-design tools for the early stages of the development process are often qualitative. Quantitative assessments of environmental impact, like Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), can be difficult to apply early on, when a lot of questions...

Application of LCA in reporting on ESG disclosures

Session 17: Innovative and Sustainable Business Models
In recent years, there is heightened engagement and disclosures linked to ESG (Environmental Social and Governance) aspects of companies. This is also linked to an increasing need for manufacturers to provide transparent information to various...

Assessing environmental implications of circular economy in the agri-food sector by integrating circularity in LCA

Session 15: Applying Systems Thinking to guide the transition towards a regenerative Circular Economy (1)
The shift from a linear to a circular economy (CE) is aimed at reducing environmental impacts and saving natural resources. A growth in population, the resulting increase in food demand, and high levels of wasted...

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