TechTalks from event: Green Initiatives Conference 2011

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SUSTAINABILITY & LCA

  • Sustainability and Life Cycle Analysis: the challenges and opportunities Authors: Stan Silva, National Accounts Development Manager, Dyson Commercial
    Sustainability is increasingly important to both consumers and in businesses. To be sustainable encompasses 3 factors: environmental, economic and social. The environmental factor can be understood by undertaking a Life Cycle Analysis (LCA). This presents an opportunity for manufacturers to uncover environmental hot spots, spark inventiveness and focus resources where they can make the most impact. As a result, greater value can be delivered. This presentation will cover the current situation in the USA, examining the pressures on businesses looking to balance cost management efficiency and effectiveness with greater environmental responsibility. How the environment is only one element of the overall Sustainable solution How a Life Cycle Analysis can be scoped and undertaken The challenges and issues around undertaking such a project The benefits which can be derived from implementing a program to reduce carbon as a result of understanding the impact of a Life Cycle Assessment