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2011-10-20 14:50:00

SAINT-JEROME, QC, Oct. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - Earlier today, Cascades released the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) results of its fine papers. Third-party validated to ensure transparency and adherence to rigorous standards, it measures the environmental impact of Cascades' fine papers in comparison to the North American industry average. The science has spoken and the results are impressive: Rolland Enviro100 has the smallest environmental footprint, followed by Rolland Opaque50...

2011-10-13 07:30:00

DETROIT, Oct. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- WorldAutoSteel, the automotive group of the World Steel Association, with support from investor companies of the Steel Market Development Institute, today stressed the need to shift the basis of vehicle emissions regulations from tailpipe emissions to a total life cycle assessment (LCA). LCA considers emissions from all aspects of a vehicle's life including material and vehicle production, driving, and end-of-life-recycling and should become a factor...

2011-10-05 10:55:00

White Paper Defines EPD, Details Development Process and Identifies Emerging Trends for Manufacturers, Architects, Designers and Buyers NORTHBROOK, Ill., Oct. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- UL Environment, Inc., a business unit of UL (Underwriters Laboratories), today released a White Paper to help educate all stakeholders about Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) and help clarify the role of the EPD Program Operator. The new guidance document - Transparency and the Role of...

2011-10-05 07:36:00

VALLEY FORGE, Pa., Oct. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- At Greenbuild 2011, CertainTeed Corporation (#2211N) will showcase a wide array of next generation, sustainable products -- which includes the debut of its high-performance Apollo(TM) Photovoltaic Solar Power Roofing System and the expansion of its revolutionary AirRenew(TM) indoor air quality gypsum board product line. CertainTeed is also releasing Environmental Product Declarations(®) (EPDs) for several ceilings products as...

2011-10-04 04:00:00

CHICAGO, Oct. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Daniels Sharpsmart Inc., announced that in a scientific paper delivered today at LCA XI CHICAGO, a conference of environmental impact experts, Sharpsmart reusable sharps containers were shown to be associated with 81 percent less greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions than standard disposable containers. The senior author, Terry Grimmond, a consultant microbiologist, with Sandra Reiner, Infection Control & Prevention Coordinator from Northwestern Memorial...

2011-06-28 07:57:00

DETROIT, June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the study "Preparing for a Life Cycle CO2 Measure" recently released by the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LCVP), an advisory group working to accelerate the shift to low-carbon vehicles and fuels, and conducted by Ricardo, a global engineering firm, vehicle manufacturing emissions can represent 23 to 46 percent of total vehicle emissions. These findings demonstrate that emissions other than tailpipe emissions are significant and...

2011-06-09 08:30:00

HUNTINGTON, Vt., June 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- PackageSmart(TM), a simplified life cycle assessment (LCA) tool, evaluates the environmental impacts of packaging. PackageSmart addresses the common challenges associated with the package design process, while creating sustainable, cost-effective solutions. This powerful life cycle software enables packaging engineers and designers to integrate environmental assessment early into the design process when leverage is high and the cost of change...

2011-05-21 00:01:22

The International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP) is hosting a four-week on-line workshop that will introduce participants to the emerging science of life cycle assessment (LCA), which measures the environmental impacts of a product through all stages of its life, from cradle to grave. Portland, OR (PRWEB) May 19, 2011 The International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP) is hosting a four-week on-line workshop that will introduce participants to the emerging...

2011-05-12 08:00:00

VALLEY FORGE, Pa., May 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Based on a recent life cycle analysis (LCA), CertainTeed® Vinyl Siding, CedarBoards(TM) Insulated Siding and Cedar Impressions® Polymer Siding outperformed other exterior siding products -- such as brick, stucco and other siding options -- in terms of environmental and economic performance. The company is the first vinyl siding manufacturer to publish LCA data through the National Institute of Standards and...

2011-04-13 07:00:00

MONTREAL, April 13 /PRNewswire/ - Quantis, a consulting firm specialized in environmental life cycle assessment (LCA), is pleased to announce the appointment of Michle Roy as Vice President Communications and senior consultant. Ms. Roy is based in Montreal at the Canadian Quantis offices. In her new role, Ms. Roy is responsible for managing the firm's internal and external communications throughout its network of offices in North America and Europe and also assists the firm's...