Sustainability Assessment of products and technologies : beyond Life Cycle Assessment
By @Samuel Causse, #conference [avniR] by @CD2E
Life Cycle Assessment helps to highlight the environmental interest of bio-based products compared to other products, but it needs to be used in conjunction with other methods in order to achieve a complete sustainability assessment.
• Bio-based products generally have a good environmental performance, particularly in regard to Global Warming Potential & Non Renewable Energy Consumption. This can be demonstrated using LCA.
• Depending on the context and objectives of the assessment, other methods need to be used for a complete sustainability assessment :
• Social LCA
• Territorial footprint
• Life Cycle Costing
• Environmental & Human Health Risk Assessment
• Environmental impact monetization
Need to assess the Sustainable performance of a product or technology? Combining these methods is a must-have skill!