Category Archive: Publication

Mar 19

Environmental benefits of recyclability – White paper with guidance, data sources, illustrative example

Recyclability and recoverability are the scope of EN 45555 (under development), following a mass-based approach. This White paper provides guidance on possible ways how to quantitatively consider in addition the net environmental benefits of recyclability and recoverability, complementing the mass-based approach. Possible data sources as well as a worked illustrative exmple complete this short white …

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Jan 13

Presentation at EcoBalance 2016, Kyoto, on LCA of Data Centres – relevance of use stage vs. production

maki staff has presented first results from LCA calculations of a generic data centre, with the focus on the relative relevance of use stage vs. production. Typically a rather small contribution of the production stage is found for primary energy consumption, below 20%, although weaknesses in background data (clean room production, high purity materials…) may …

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Sep 12

Improved Umbrella formula (UF+) and improved modular Integrated formula (mIF+)

After some improvement work in notations, grouping terms, and adding some more clarifications since July, we provide here an improved Umbrella formula (UF+), that allows by parametrisation to tailor a formula with specifc properties, including an improved Integated formula (IF+) – which we see conceptually as strong – but also several other formula. Access the …

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Jul 26

Umbrella formula for End-of-life modeling

Expanding on the Integrated formula, we here provide an Umbrella formula, that allows by parametrisation to tailor a formula with specifc properties, including the Integated formula – which we see conceptually as strong – but also several other formula. Access the Briefing note for free here: Umbrella formula

Sep 11

New maki staff publication: book chapter on Sustainable Consumption in LCA Compendium

Get the chapter here (free download): http://link.springer.com/content/pdf/10.1007%2F978-94-017-7221-1_13.pdf Marc-Andree Wolf and Kirana Chomkhamsri: From Sustainable Production to Sustainable Consumption. pp 169-194. In: Sonnemann G, Margni M (Eds): Life Cycle Management. In: Klöpffer W, Curran MA: LCA Compendium – The Complete World of Life Cycle Assessment. Springer, Dordrecht; 2015.