Webinar series examines standards for comparing Environmental Product Declarations

Source: Leonardo Academy, Madison

A two-part webinar, September 18 and 25, will illustrate the uses of the draft standard, Type III Life-Cycle Impact Profile Declarations for Products, Services and Systems (LEO-SCS-002), currently being developed under the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) process.

Since the completion of the ISO 14040-series standards, life cycle assessment practitioners have used a variety of approaches to conduct Life Cycle Impact Assessment (LCIA), the critical phase during which the resources, land, emissions and wastes associated with a material or product are linked to environmental impacts. These evaluations have often been limited to a few categories of potential impacts. However, advances in the availability and analysis of environmental data have made it possible to strengthen LCIA for greater transparency. Registration for the webinar can be obtained here.