Session 3.1 - Intro to LCA.pptx

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Session 3.1 Life Cycle Assessment Goal and Scope September 12, 2017
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Where We Are Overview Growth Models Life Cycle Assessment Materials Air Water Climate and Energy Sustainabilit y Economics
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Questions / Dispositions What is the difference between life cycle thinking and life cycle assessment (LCA)? Why should you care about LCA? What are the phases of an LCA? Define the six Study Design Parameters (SDP) define we will consider this term. Be able to apply 4 SDPs to an example of a BBQ Grill. 3
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What is the difference between life cycle thinking and life cycle assessment? 4
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Case Example: Charcoal Grill for Summer Barbeque
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Is the video discussing life cycle thinking or is it a life cycle assessment? 6
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Life-Cycle Stages of an Automobile …anything missing? 7
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Extensive Automobile Infrastructure Average Materials Use Per $Million of Construction Cost Automotive Infrastructure 8
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Life-Cycle Stages of Automobile Infrastructure …anything else missing? 9
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Life Cycle Thinking Is unstructured, recursive, non- linear, vast, complex and will never be done exactly the same way twice. In other words, it is useless as an accounting instrument 10
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Life Cycle Assessment A standardized methodology to evaluate the environmental consequences of a product or activity holistically, across its entire life. See ISO 14040 series… 11
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Life Cycle Thinking Is unstructured, recursive, non-linear, vast, complex and will never be done exactly the same way twice. In other words, it is useless as an accounting instrument Life Cycle Assessment A standardized methodology to evaluate the environmental consequences of a product or activity holistically, across its entire life. See ISO 14040 series…
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Why should you care about life cycle assessment? 13
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Why should you care? Life Cycle Assessment is the standard method for discovering the potential for a good engineering solution to cause problems due to unintended consequences such as toxicity, materials required, production methods, excess energy/consumables, or disposal problems.
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Foundations and Definitions What is the difference between life cycle thinking and life cycle assessment?
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