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LCA updates for DSM’s Eco+ Program
CASE STUDY | For companies truly investing in sustainability, doing life cycle assessment (LCA) studies is not just a one-time thing. Regular updates – done in-house or by an external expert – are very valuable.
Critical review of a portfolio LCA approach to efficiently assess a large product portfolio
CASE STUDY | For global manufacturer Corbion, PRé reviewed a portfolio LCA approach that allows Corbion to efficiently assess every product in their large portfolio without having to start from scratch.
Comparative LCA of three materials for bike frames
CASE STUDY | For a bicycle manufacturer, PRé did a comparative LCA of three potential materials for bike frames, looking for the material with the lowest impact and understanding the hotspots for all materials.
Unlocking the value of food waste streams
With the goal of maximising value of food waste streams, PRé and the Wageningen University assessed the environmental impacts of three different production methods of dietary fibres and beta-carotene. Would the assessment uncover the business case for using residual carrots from vegetable food waste streams?
Harmonised LCA approach for the labelling sector
For FINAT and TLMI, two large industry associations in the self-adhesive label industry, PRé developed a harmonised approach to LCA that can be used by the FINAT and TLMI members to create a common understanding of LCA and the hotspots within the label supply chain.
Making it easier to comply with EPD standards
For BRE, an independent certification organisation, PRé developed BRE LINA, an online tool for life cycle assessment (LCA) and environmental product declarations (EPD) in the construction sector. With BRE LINA, construction companies can meet requests for EPDs more easily.
LCA of ECO-SANDWICH® Wall Panels for the University of Zagreb
For a group of Croatian businesses and scientific institutes, PRé did an LCA to determine the environmental performance of innovative ECO-SANDWICH® wall panels, developed for fast construction of energy-efficient buildings on a large scale.
Bloomberg customer hardware LCA
CASE STUDY | For a large financial news and media company, PRé did cradle-to-grave LCA studies of their latest customer hardware models. Comparing these results with studies done in 2010 and 2011 showed that the new models had lower impacts.
Understanding the impacts of candy production
For a global confections company, PRé built models of the packaging and production of various types of candy, and projected the models forward to predict future impacts. This helps the company improve their future sustainability, starting now.
State of the art of LCA in business
At PRé we’re committed to empower LCA and sustainability practitioners to increase their impact, because we believe Life Cycle Thinking can make sustainability decisions more fact-based.
Establishing an industry baseline for synthetic rubber
CASE STUDY | For the International Institute of Synthetic Rubber Products (IISRP), PRé conducted four LCAs on different types of synthetic rubber. This empowers IISRP’s 60 members to respond to customer queries about their environmental impacts.
SimaPro 8 | What’s new in 8.0.4?
SimaPro version 8.0.4 has just been released. It includes the new ecoinvent database, v3.1, which now contains more processes and has some important bug fixes. In addition, SimaPro now contains a new water footprint method. This is a summary of the most important updates. For a complete overview, please download the manual.
Environmental aspects of a satellite mission
CASE STUDY | For the European Space Agency (ESA), PRé and two other parties did an LCA on a satellite mission. Not only did we provide them with insight to help mitigate environmental impacts, we prepared them to do future LCAs themselves.
SimaPro 8 | What’s new in 8.0.3?
New feature in SimaPro, new and updated LCI data and update of the method library.
Agricultural LCA Database Agri-footprint Now Available in SimaPro
PRESS RELEASE | PRé Consultants and Blonk Consultants are proud to announce the exclusive release of the agricultural life cycle assessment (LCA) database Agri-footprint in SimaPro, the world’s leading LCA software.
Whitepaper On The SimaPro 8 Calculation Engine
To keep up with the increasing size and complexity of LCA databases, we have overhauled the SimaPro calculation engine. Download the whitepaper to read about the new engine and compare the new and old engines.
Environmental footprint of upcycled grocery tote bag
CASE STUDY | Small mother-and-daughter-run company Relan turns old banners and billboards into bags. PRé did an environmental impact assessment to help Relan find ways to further reduce impacts and improve customer communication.
Communicating LCA results in the colourants industry
CASE STUDY | For Holland Colours, a manufacturer of colorants and additives for the plastics industry, PRé helped communicate their life cycle assessment results to employees and other businesses in the value chain in a clear, straightforward way.
Water Use Modelling With ecoinvent v3 Opens New Possibilities
A presentation by ecoinvent about increased focus on water use impacts, new LCIA methodologies and data on water withdrawel.
What’s new in SimaPro 8?
PRé is proud to present the new release of the world’s leading LCA software, SimaPro 8, with an updated database ecoinvent 3 and the introduction of regionalized water footprint methods.
Introducing SimaPro 8 | Improved Sustainability Metrics
Mark Goedkoop, founder of PRé Consultants and SimaPro, proudly introduces to you the new release of LCA Software, SimaPro 8.
PRé Introduces SimaPro 8, for Improved Sustainability Metrics Integration
November 4, 2013 – Amsterdam - PRé is pleased to announce the release of SimaPro 8, the latest version of our cutting-edge life cycle assessment software. This new iteration includes the ecoinvent 3 database, the dataset widely used to empower decision-making with sustainability metrics. This collaboration allows users to access new modeling approaches, market processes, and datasets. New to SimaPro are the water footprinting methods and a completely new calculation engine to accommodate the significantly larger database ecoinvent 3.
Environmental impacts of waste disposal options
CASE STUDY | For a global footwear and apparel producer, PRé conducted a life cycle assessment on their waste disposal methods. The 138 individual life cycle models in this analysis help determine the best options and improve company approach.
Monitoring recycling of electrical equipment
CASE STUDY | Dutch recycling company Wecycle wanted to understand the environmental benefits of their recycling activities. PRé measured the total environmental and climate change performance of recycling of electronics and energy efficient lighting.
Life cycle assessment for a jewelry manufacturer
CASE STUDY | PRé conducted life cycle assessments for two popular pieces of jewelry from a major manufacturer, both metal rings. The client requested this to gain additional supply chain transparency and establish baselines for product comparison.
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