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The life cycle assessment assures the concept of sustainability measurable by a holistic analysis.
Life Cycle Assessment studies are conducting according to guidelines stated in ISO 14040 and ISO 14044 standards globally. The concept of Life Cycle Assessment is to evaluate the impacts from any given material or activity which is gathered of raw materials from the nature until where all residuals are returned to the earth. Life Cycle Assessment is a tool to assess the environmental impacts and resources used throughout a product's life cycle from raw material acquisition, via production and use phases, to waste management.
By contrast with Corporate Carbon Footprint, an LCA takes into consideration all operations, GHGs and environmental impacts which are not controlled by the commissioning company as well. This includes supply chain, distribution and use of a products and end-of-life considering waste managements, recycle and disposal.
An LCA contributes and improves the added value of the products and services.
Life Cycle Assessment studies become more of an issue in the last 2 decades. At present, from water we drink to building components, LCA studies are being conducted in a wide range of product group.
LCA studies conducted within a product and/or production line scope have been brought to a wider perspective by service providers and manufacturers in order to evaluate whole potential environmental impacts of their products and/or services with a cradle to grave scope.
Contribution and advantages of LCAs may be identified as followings:
In an LCA study, accounting conducted with a «cradle to grave» approach.
In LCA studies completeness and technology coverage of the Life Cycle Inventory databases are a significant input for the LCA quality. In a LCA study, databases represents the quality of assessment and should be updated regularly. Otherwise LCA studies do not provide the correct result and may not be verified by individual verifiers. We, therefore, use of choice LCA software SimaPro and most comprhensive Life Cycle Inventory Database Ecoinvent.SEMTRIO uses SimaPro for LCA studies.
In LCA studies minimum 99% of the inputs shall be taken into account in order to have accurate results. This is why SEMTRIO conducts a site inspection to analyse the processes and make a quality assessment after having completed the methodology and modelling. Impact assessment comes after all those stages have been completed. LCA studies covers the all unit processes within a cradle to grave approach.
EPDs as practical communication tools for LCA studies, SEMTRIO is also at your service with EPD processes.
An EPD (Environmental Product Declaration) is an independently verified and registered document that communicates transparent and comparable information about the life-cycle environmental impact of products.
Environmental Product Declarations is based on the standard of ISO 14025 and conducted in accordance with LCA directives of ISO 14040/44 guidelines and EN 15804 norms for construction products. An EPD is created and registered in the framework of a programme operator, such as the International EPD® System, BRE - Greenbook Live and IBU platforms.