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 …
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 …
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 …
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
We are proud to again support this long-standing and important international, bi-annual conference on Life Cycle Assessment and related areas with Marc-Andree Wolf as invited member of the International Advisory Board and as abstract reviewer. Members of industry, government and advanced research bodies and consultants from all over Asia and in fact globally will meet …
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.
maki Consulting’s CEO Marc-Andree Wolf and Kirana Wolf (nee Chomkhamsri) are holding and co-authoring several presentations and posters at the LCM 2015, from 30 August to 3 September in Bordeaux, France: http://lcm2015.org/ Contact us to arrange for a chat in Bordeaux or to enquire about our services.
First ever, not-for-profit professional association for the global life cycle community formed – FSLCI
This is the first ever global and independent, professional association from and for life cycle practitioners: the new, not-for-profit “Forum for Sustainability through Life Cycle Innovation e.V.” (FSLCI – https://fslci.org), initiated by a group of open-minded renowned LCA experts from all over the world. It has the aim to be a forum for exchange of …