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There is a growing market demand for Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) data on the environmental properties of suppliers’ products. However, aggregating and assessing the relevant data throughout the entire product life cycle for an LCA is an enormous task. Even more so if one considers that most assessments start with the finished product and work their way down to components and substances. This often entails intensive efforts of manual data collection.
What is needed is an easy-to-use, automatized process for LCA calculation which takes into account the entire product life cycle, from the design phase to the use phase to the recycling and reuse phase.
Learn more about iPoint’s LCA module, a software solution enabling a detailed assessment and high level of automated data aggregation from different sources:
Automate and optimize the process flow of material data and integration between external and backend systems and reusing it to do life cycle assessment.
Use with intelligent routines like wizards to replace the manual steps needed for a LCA calculation.
Identify environmental hotspots of your product.
Compare the environmental impact for different material alternatives.
For more than a decade, Andreas Schiffleitner has been dealing with ecodesign, life cycle assessment, and directives such as WEEE, RoHS, and EuP. He has played a key role in various projects such as the EU research project “Sustainability Data Exchange Hub” (FP7) or the development of the iPoint Conflict Minerals Platform (iPCMP). Andreas joined the KERP Center of Competence Electronic and Environment, a member of the iPoint group, in 2004. Having worked at KERP as a project employee (2004-2006), a project manager (2006-2007), the Head of R&D Sustainable Product Development (2010-2010), product manager for the iPoint Conflict Minerals Platform iPCMP as well as the LCA module of the iPoint Compliance Agent (2010-2014), Andreas became Director of KERP in 2014. Andreas holds a diploma in Engineering from the University of Applied Science (FH Technikum) Vienna, Austria.