LCA Design Corporation provides life cycle assessment services for medium to large businesses looking for an objective, third-party consultant. The LCA services are based on ISO 14040/44 standards to determine environmental, social, and/or economic impacts. A product or service is evaluated from production to end of life or any stage under investigation using GaBi software. Hiring a consultant provides a fresh pair of eyes to look over your process. Additionally, a third-party expert can reduce attention blindness and cognitive bias.
Decision-Making and Product Design
Comparative life cycle assessment can be integrated into the design process feedback loop. For instance, the comparative assessment can provide insights into the impacts of modifications to the design. The results can also be used to assist in deciding between different design options. The environmental metrics results are based on common functional units for comparison. Tradeoffs and nuances will also be discussed to ensure “burden shifting” does not occur.
Policy development internally within a company can be informed by a life cycle assessment based on an established methodology. LCA can also influence large-scale government policy development through objective, discernible, and quantitative information. All things considered, the analysis can facilitate starting a conversation to shift policy toward a more sustainable solution.
A life cycle assessment provides reliable and traceable data for your company’s environmental impacts. The data can showcase your company’s improvement from previous designs. Particularly, the LCA data can show your company’s superiority compared to your competitors based on established environmental metrics. Life cycle analysis is beneficial for start-up sustainable tech companies looking to obtain funding through objective third-party verified environmental impact results.
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