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ASTM LCA Symposium Panel Discussions LCA Applications – Manufacturers Product Development Product Marketing – Customers/Users Product Selection Product.

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1 ASTM LCA Symposium Panel Discussions LCA Applications – Manufacturers Product Development Product Marketing – Customers/Users Product Selection Product Purchasing LCA Incorporation into Standards

2 Why are manufacturers using LCA? Understand their products DfE Foundations R & D Projects Product Development Project Design Improvement Requirements – Standards, Regulations, etc. Product Marketing

3 LCA Applications – Manufacturers Product Development and Product Marketing John Jewel - Senior Consultant, PE Americas Jim Hoff - Research Director, Center for Environmental Innovation in Roofing Jim Lewis - Director of Architectural Systems, Gate Precast Company Stanley Rhodes – Founder and President, Scientific Certification Systems

4 Why are consumers/users asking for LCA data? Right thing to do Promote Companys sustainability efforts Concerned about indoor environmental quality Credit for green building rating system How are consumers using LCA data? Product Selection Product Purchasing

5 Life Cycle Assessment: ISO – Principal & framework ISO Requirements & guidelines ASTM 1991 – Guide for LCA Environmental Product Declarations/Product Category Rules ISO – Type III ISO – Building Products NEN 8006 – Building Materials ASTM WK (Under development) CEN 350 – (prEN Under development) Existing Standards

6 LCA Incorporation into Standards Referencing LCA standards/methods Citing LCA parameters Defining LCA criteria Rita Schenck- Founder and Executive Director, Institute for Environmental Research and Education (IERE) Wayne Trusty – President, Athena Sustainable Materials Institute and Athena Institute International Michael Deru – Senior Engineer, National Renewable Energy Laboratory Stanley Rhodes – Founder and President, Scientific Certification Systems Wayne Rifer – Manager of Conformity Assessment and Standards for EPEAT, Green Electronics Council


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