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LCM 2017 – Outcomes of the SimaPro and LCA user meeting

Laura and Ruba share the outcomes of our user session ‘SimaPro and LCA at LCM 2017: – From business applications to advanced features’ Read on for more!

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Why circular economy business models need LCA (part 2): Seven steps to conduct a Circular Economy and LCA study

Circular economy business models are inspiring, but how do you know whether your circular design is actually good for the planet? Read here the seven steps you need to take to combine a CE and LCA study in SimaPro, and make better decisions.

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Why circular economy business models need LCA (part 1)

Circular economy business models are inspirational, but ‘Reduce, reuse and recycle’ may cause unexpected impacts. So, how do you know whether your circular approach or design is actually good for the planet? Be inspired, and use LCA for clarity.

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What’s new in SimaPro 8.4?

The latest update to the SimaPro LCA software has a fresh, new interface and a wealth of updated data, processes and methods. With the new Agri-Footprint database and ReCiPe2016 and USEtox methods, you will be ready for the latest LCA challenges.

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What is an input-output database for LCA?

IO databases help LCA practitioners do substantiated sustainability assessments, even if you do not have all the facts. Their statistical data helps you fill gaps, ensuring that the entire economy is covered. Find out about this useful tool.

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An introduction to water footprinting – part 2

Water footprinting is an excellent, science-based method to improve your environmental impact and mitigate risks. In this article: the 10 available methods laid out side by side, including an explanation of their differences.

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An introduction to water footprinting – part 1

Water footprinting is an excellent, science-based method to improve your environmental impact and mitigate risks. In this article: why is it important to do water footprinting, what benefits does it offer and how are water footprints calculated?

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Updated Impact Assessment Methodology ReCiPe2016

A major update of the commonly used life cycle impact model ReCiPe is available. In this piece, Laura Golsteijn and professor Mark Huijbregts, provide an overview of the key elements of the update for the lca community as well as some experiences from the method developers.

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EARTHSHIFT changes name to Long Trail Sustainability (LTS)

HUNTINGTON, VT – EARTHSHIFT announced this week that the company will change its name to Long Trail Sustainability (LTS), effective immediately. LTS name reflects company’s roots and its dedication towards sustainability perseverance The new name, Long Trail Sustainability (LTS), encompasses many aspects of the sustainability consultancy. LTS, derived from the famous Long Trail hiking route …

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Subscribe to our Webinar: Introduction to AGRIBALYSE agricultural database

You are invited to join the developer teams of AGRIBALYSE and SimaPro in a webinar, especially organised for SimaPro users. The AGRIBALYSE v3.1 library is now available for all SimaPro users, giving access to public, free and high quality data for agricultural products and systems.

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