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October 15, 2019

Just because battery-powered scooters don’t belch pollution out of a tailpipe may not mean they’re  as “eco-friendly” as some have assumed. The actual climate impact of these type of vehicles depends heavily on how they’re made, what they’re replacing, and how long the...

October 15, 2019

A UCLA study found that harnessing energy from waste could potentially produce large amounts of renewable energy and cut greenhouse gas emissions. The LCA backed study identified that employing all available wastes in the United States is enough to create bioenergy amo...

October 15, 2019

An MIT-led life-cycle assessment found that a typical pair of sneakers (aka running shoes) accounts for 30 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions, equivalent to keeping a 100-watt light bulb on for a week.

The group examined 65 discrete parts of a normal running shoe that...

September 11, 2019

LCM 2019 is the premier international event on the LCA and life cycle management calendar.   With 450 people and 7 parallel sessions over three days, the event covered everything from a wide range of sectors and activities.  

While there were some se...

September 11, 2019

Since the AGM in July it is my honour to be president of the Australian LCA Society. Over the past few years, ALCAS has put important programs in place, facilitating LCACP certification in collaboration with ACLCA and the EPD-Australasia program with LCANZ. There are o...

September 11, 2019

The demand for ecotourism and sustainable travel has grown significantly. thl, owner of major motorhome rental brands including Maui, Britz and Mighty, are offering an electric vehicle (EV) option as an alternative to conventional fossil fuel motorhomes is part of thl’...

September 11, 2019

The NZGBC and thinkstep have released a new research report on the built environment: “Under construction: Hidden emissions and untapped potential of buildings for New Zealand’s 2050 zero carbon goal.“

This report identifies opportunities to decarbonise New Zealand’s bu...

September 11, 2019

eTool, the providers of eToolLCD, the web-based Life Cycle Design app for the built space, have recently published a number of blog articles expressing strong opinions about Green rating schemes.

They have come out in favour of adopting the “Super Credit” based on the l...

September 11, 2019

The Awards of the International Life Cycle Academy are given to honour contributions of outstanding quality, within the last two years, within the field of quantitative sustainability assessment. Equal weight is given to scientific content and application/communication...

September 11, 2019

The food system is a major source of environmental impacts and there is much debate about the adoption of dietary patterns that could mitigate these impacts. ALCAS members may be caught up in this debate at some level and may therefore be interested in a new study of t...

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If you are an LCA Professional with an interest in working overseas, this job may be for you.  Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg Sweden...

April 1, 2019

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