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Conference to Explore Use of Environmental Performance Tools by Government and Industry


New York, Sep 07, 2006

A powerful tool for government, industry, and consumers, life cycle assessment systems measure the environmental impact of products and services and can play an important role in developing sustainable technologies and products.

The use of such tools in improving environmental performance will be the focus of the International Life Cycle Assessment and Life Cycle Management Conference to be held October 4-6 in Washington DC. The event will bring together representatives from business, government and academia to explore how life cycle assessment (LCA) methods can be leveraged to be more effective and more widely applied.

The event is jointly hosted by the American Center for Life Cycle Assessment (ACLCA) and the U.S. Life-Cycle Inventory (LCI) Database Project, a public-private partnership that offers environmental performance information on commonly used materials, products, and processes. ANSI members the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE International), Hewlett-Packard, and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory are among the main sponsors of the event.

The conference’s two-and-a-half days of keynotes, presentations, panel discussions, and industry-specific case studies are designed to bring into focus the most current issues surrounding global sustainability. Centering on the theme, “Business and Government Moving Ahead,” the conference will highlight life cycle inventory efforts in the U.S. and abroad and will feature addresses by White House Federal Environmental Executive Ed Pinero and Bas de Leeuw of the United Nations Environmental Programme.

Key points of focus will include:

  • LCA in investment, financing, and international trade
  • government use of LCA and the LCI database
  • public/private interface in LCA decision-making:
  • life-cycle impact methodologies

The conference will be held October 4-6, 2006, at the Academy for Educational Development Conference Center in Northwest Washington, DC. The event program is now available.

For additional information, or to register for the event, click here.

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