Comparative Life Cycle Assessment of future mobility scenarios – replacing conventional transport with a modular autonomous electric vehicle fleet.

Albert-Jan van Zuilichem
Transport accounts for most of the CO2 emissions within city centers. Three points of action have been identified to counter this problem. The first, increasing the efficiency of the transport...

Life cycle trade-offs of pulp and bioenergy integration in tissue paper mills

Ricardo Luís Carvalho
Globally, the use of tissue products such as toilet paper has been growing. Tissue production is energy intensive usually using energy from the electric grid and fossil fuels for thermal...

Development of an Ecosystem Services – Life Cycle Assessment (ES-LCA) Framework of Brownfield Remediation Sustainability Assessment

Khaled Alshehri
Sustainability assessment of brownfield remediation alternatives is often performed with the standard LCA practice [1] . The standard LCA practice quantifies the environmental loads over the life cycle of a...

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

Arvizu-Piña Víctor Alberto
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...

Scenarios for Ecodesign in loudspeaker’s

Allan Almeida
The worldwide loudspeaker market follows the growing tendency of electronic entertainment technologies both in quantity and variety. Consequently, the environmental impacts caused during the life cycle of loudspeakers increase in...

Implications of the electrification of regional municipal transport: Exploring narratives and systemic effects

Michael Martin
In recent years, the interest in electrification for promoting fossil-free transportation in urban environments has steadily increased, with municipalities altering their public transportation systems towards electrification. Nonetheless, there has been...

Normalization TOPSIS methods and its application within data processing and programming for automated comparison and selection of best of all practices in sustainable assessment, Zero/+ Carbon and LCATitle Missing

María Verde-Muniesa
The study tries to define and automatized normalization new paths to allow accurately selecting no standard solutions which are the best solutions possible in LCA. The departure point to initially...

Carbon Footprint of an eService Development

Alma Pohjonen
The Life Cycle Analyses of a website, an e-commerce and a mobile app of Kuopio animal park, developed by Hurry Ltd media agency, was carried out in 2021. The analyses...

Enhancing resource efficiency by digitalization? Life cycle based assessment of the impacts of a circular economy strategy

Tabea Hagedorn
Circular economy and resource efficiency are central strategies of the European Union (EU) for reaching “climate neutrality” by 2050. The Digital Political Agenda of the EU and of the German...

Evaluation and harmonization of existing social LCA approaches

Rosan Harmens
There are a multitude of approaches available for social LCA, ranging from practical handbooks to theoretic papers in literature. However, an overview and evaluation of the most promising existing methods...

Life Cycle Assessment of Coffee: Enhancing Transparency in Life Cycle Inventory Models with Distributed Ledgers

René Itten
Today’s food value chains are increasingly complex, especially for internationally traded products like coffee or cocoa. These complex value chains pose several challenges to quantify the environmental impacts associated with...

Regionalized comparison of Canadian and European pulse production and transportation

Nicole Bamber
Pulses are an increasingly popular source of plant-based protein [1]. Canada is one of the leading producers and exporters of pulses [2], and Canadian pulse production has relatively low environmental...

Digital Twins for Ecodesign

Neil D'Souza
30% of GDP is generated from new products each year. Yet, less than 1% of new products have sustainability as a design parameter. Market demand together with regulation is now...

Assessing Environmental Impact for the Novel Waste Cooking Oil Bioconversion Process to Sophorolipids

Karina Balina
Currently, waste cooking oil (WCO) is collected and added as a substrate in biogas or biodiesel production (Liepins et al., 2021). Research shows that waste cooking oil can successfully substitute...

Life Cycle Modelling and GHG Reporting in the IT Age

Julian Baehr
Life Cycle (LC) modelling is the state-of-the-art methodology to quantify and report environmental indicators like global warming potential (GWP). However, due a growing pool of methodological LC approaches, ever growing...

Development of generalized guidelines for Life Cycle Optimization (LCO) studies through systematic review of the LCO literature

Ian Turner
Life cycle optimization (LCO) refers to the integration of life cycle assessment (LCA) with mathematical optimization techniques (Azapagic and Clift 1998). LCO allows researchers to find optimal solutions to complex,...

The characteristics of the PEF design for a pants by DE CECCO (professional workwear): opportunities and difficulties.

Francesco Baldoni
Textile industry is characterized by a linear economy of production, consumption, waste with less than 1% of clothing being recycled into new clothing. There is an urgent need for the...

Sustainability in the ITALGRANITY business model: first an organizational certification (ISO 14001/EMAS) then a product certification (EPD) and another organizational step (Sustainability Budget)

Francesco Baldoni
Italgraniti SpA has always been committed to safeguarding environmental resources and protecting workers in terms of health, safety and the environment. Italgraniti Group shares the commitment and responsibility for the...

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.

Francesco Baldoni
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...

The Rapid Dry Project For Ceramic Sanitaryware Production

Francesca Mazzega-Ciamp
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...

Innovation ability in producing active multi-layer films for Bag in Box wine packaging: An environmental approach

Catarina Basto-Silva
Over the past 20 years, the international trade of wine increases 80% by volume and more than 114% by value (OIV, 2021). This growth led to industries looking for better...

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

Xin Chen
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...

The environmental impact of health care in Switzerland – a case study of a nursing home

Sebastian Bradford
The health sector provides essential services to society by supporting and ensuring people's health and well-being. However, this service comes at a high financial and environmental cost. In Switzerland, the...

Environmental sustainability of tourist activities by means of life cycle assessment

Pedro Villanueva-Rey
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...

The ecological impact of switching from single-use to reusable healthcare products: A systematic review of life-cycle assessments

Mattis Keil
To combat climate change, there is a need to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs). Given that the healthcare systems of Western countries were responsible for 4–8% of their respective...

A Life Cycle Carbon Footprint Calculator for Early Quantification of the Environmental Impact of Oil and Gas Services and Products

Kinda Nachef
In 2021, in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Agreement, Schlumberger committed to net-zero emissions by 2050 within a science-based target emissions reduction framework....

The importance of nitrous oxide in compost and biomethane production: a general reflection arising from the life cycle approach of an AIMAG project.

Francesco Baldoni
The production of biomethane in biodigestors dedicated to the treatment of FORSU by anaerobic-aerobic means is a well-established reality in Italy, undergoing further expansion due to: 1) Need for energy...

ALPI SpA’s CFP project, a tool with several objectives: to know and improve CFP, to involve and enhance the production area in Africa and to enhance the final product.

Francesco Baldoni
Alpi S.p.A., leader in the production of decorative composite wood surfaces, was the first company in the world to industrialize the manufacturing process. Today, it is spread over an industrial...

Comparing environmental performance of virgin and recycled plastic in the production of (PET) bottles

Filipa Faria
Plastic pollution has been one of the most discussed topics around the world, and for this reason, consumers have become more sensitive and attentive to the type of packaging that...

Environmental Assessment Of Novel Biofuels For Marine Shipping

Dalia Abdelfattah
International shipping is one of the key contributors to climate changes due to the generated emissions to air (2% of global black carbon emissions and 3% of global greenhouse gas...

Life Cycle Assessment On Calcium Zincate Production Methods: A Review

Sergi Arfelis-Espinosa
The main routes that have been studied in the synthesis of Calcium Zincate are: 1) Hydro-chemical route, 2) Hydro-thermal route and 3) Hydro-mechanical route. These conventional reactions present several drawbacks,...

Toward enhanced ecodesign of urban project thanks to City Information Modelling

Alexandre Mielniczek
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....

Sustainability aspects and its relevance in purchasing decisions in the construction sector

Alexandra Weniger
The objective of this research is to determine the influence of sustainability-related aspects on consumer behavior using the example of the construction industry. Globally, there is growing concern about the...

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