This webinar was a follow up to the “Tools to Measure Sustainability: Life Cycle Assessment” webinar conducted in March.
Life cycle assessment (LCA) is a tool used to quantify the environmental impacts of a product throughout the entire life cycle, from material extraction, manufacturing, transportation, and end of life. The inputs and outputs of the product life cycle are quantified and then translated to environmental impact. Results are commonly used to compare the environmental footprint of multiple products which perform the same function. Life cycle impact assessment translates the life cycle inventory to environmental impacts. The elements of life cycle impact assessment will be explored, with a focus on uncertainty and data quality throughout the process.
Presenters: Dr. Anahita Williamson, Director, New York State Pollution Prevention Institute & Kate Winnebeck, Senior Environment, Health & Safety Specialist, New York State Pollution Prevention Institute