Life Cycle Assessment has been used by electrical, electronic, and HVAC equipment manufacturers to identify the phase of the life cycle, the materials, and components that drive the environmental impacts of products.
Design with the end in mind, considering how a product will be retired from use and how the design enables material recovery. Different strategies and tools are implemented during design activities.
Environmental Product Declarations
This Type III environmental declaration developed in accordance with ISO 14025 is a B2B vehicle to communicate the environmental impacts of products. It has gain traction in the building sector because products with EPDs can qualify for credits under the LEED rating system.
SUPPLY CHAIN OPTIMIZATION
Working with suppliers to find sustainable solutions that meet manufacturers' goals has helped the value chain optimize their materials, rethink the manufacturing, and strive for sustainable sourcing.