NEWS

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 12:02

EVEA’s Director of Agro-Resources and Green Chemistry, Samuel Causse, participated in a round table discussion at a seminar organized by France’s environmental agency, ADEME, on January 11th. The seminar, called « Agribalyse », focused on a program bearing the same name developed by ADEME for environmental evaluation of agricultural products in France. ADEME developed Agribalyse 10 years ago and the goal of this seminar was to evaluate the program on a global level since its creation as well as to improve the program for future use.

The seminar served in part as a platform for environmental professionals to discuss data development processes, methodologies to calculate environmental impact, and current use of Agribalyse by businesses. The seminar concluded by a conversation on future development of the program to best address the varying needs of both the private and public sectors.

During the round table discussion, Samuel had the chance to present some of EVEA’s work in eco-design and responsible communication in the agricultural and agro-food sectors.

The round table was organized by ADEME’s Jérôme Mousset and Vincent Colomb. Full list of round table participants: An De Schryver, Sandrine Espagnol, Chantal Gascuel, Samuel Causse.

Photo agribalyse
Source photo : EVEA

 

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 10:09

EVEA project manager Sophie Laroche presents a new method of flow analysis for secondary materials (MFA) in the building sector at the Alliance HQE-GBC’s Circular Economy Conference. Testing evaluation program sign up before March 01.

 
Source photos: https://twitter.com/hqegbc

 

On January 15, EVEA project manager Sophie Laroche presented a new method of flow analysis for secondary materials (MFA) in the building sector at the Alliance HQE-GBC’s Circular Economy Conference. The conference took place in Paris’s 16th arrondissement.

EVEA’s building department in Nantes collaborated on the project with Cerqual, the certification branch of the French nonprofit organization in charge of housing quality.

The MFA method, which was designed to support the increased application of a circular economy in the building sector, uses FDES and PEP data from INIES (France’s national database containing information on environmental and sanitary declarations for a range of products in the building sector) and data from various building LCAs. This is the first MFA method in the sector that makes significant use of these data sources.

The Alliance HQE-GBC has since started accepting entries for the first applied use of this MFA method: a series of tests evaluating the environmental impact of various kinds of buildings. Sign your building up before March 01: HQE Circular Economy Performance.

Conference organizers included the Minister of Ecological and Inclusive Transition, the Minister of Territorial Cohesion and Relations with Local Authorities, OREE, Certivéa, Cycle Up, and Institut National de l'Économie Circulaire (INEC).

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Thu, 11/29/2018 - 11:45

Serge Ferrari, a world leader in flexible composite materials has just published their first Norwegian EPD (Environmental Product Declaration) for the product Flexlight Perform 832 for "tunnel" application. EVEA provided environmental analysis software and consultation services during the process.

Flexlight Perform 832 is a type II composite membrane that offers excellent strength. Its resistance to abrasion and UV ensures a long lifespan for metallo-textile structures.

This is the first EPD adhering to the EN 15804 standard that has been produced by EVEA for the Norwegian program EPD-NORGE and was carried out using SimaPro software and the Ev-DEC tool designed by EVEA.
 

Logos SimaPro et ev-DEC

Contact us about EPDs in the building sector.

 

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 13:25

Marie Vuaillat, Senior Consultant & Partner at EVEA will participate in the session "Challenges, methodological developments and practical solutions for Social Life Cycle Assessment in industry and policy". Marie will present her work : "Sustainable Guar Initiative - an integrated approach of social and environmental LCA"

SETAC Conference in Roma, 17 May 2018
Mon, 12/04/2017 - 15:30

Sustainability Assessment of products and technologies : beyond Life Cycle Assessment 
By @Samuel Causse, #conference [avniR] by @CD2E 

Sustainability Assessment of products and technologies : beyond Life Cycle Assessment 
By @Samuel Causse, #conference [avniR] by @CD2E 

Life Cycle Assessment helps to highlight the environmental interest of bio-based products compared to other products, but it needs to be used in conjunction with other methods in order to achieve a complete sustainability assessment.
•    Bio-based products generally have a good environmental performance, particularly in regard to Global Warming Potential & Non Renewable Energy Consumption. This can be demonstrated using LCA.
•    Depending on the context and objectives of the assessment, other methods need to be used for a complete sustainability assessment :
•    Social LCA
•    Territorial footprint
•    Life Cycle Costing
•    Environmental & Human Health Risk Assessment
•    Environmental impact monetization
Need to assess the Sustainable performance of a product or technology? Combining these methods is a must-have skill!
 

Sustainability Assessment of products and technologies : beyond Life Cycle Assessment 
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