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November 2016 Sustainability Newsletter


The history of life cycle assessment and life cycle impact assessment date to the same era as the establishment of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, which was formed in response to growing concern about pollution and resource preservation. Here, William Ruckelshaus is sworn in as the EPA’s first administrator in December 1970.

A Look Back: The Evolution of LCA and Life Cycle Impact Assessment

Although LCA and LCIA are new concepts for many outside the sustainability community, they have a remarkably long history. Here’s a brief look at their evolution, and the ongoing intellectual investment and refinement that make them such powerful tools today. Read more...

Recently published on Triple Pundit, written by Harnoor Dhaliwal, our certified Senior Sustainability Analyst.


Brown Bag Webinar Series on October 11 at 1:00pm ESTFree Roundtable Webinar on Sustainable-ROI 

Join us November 17, Thursday at 1 PM, EST

What is S-ROI? What is the Business Case for it?"

Join this special roundtable discussion with
  • W. Terry Robinson, PE, LEP, Environmental Compliance Specialist, Pratt & Whitney
  • Lidia Berger, MEM, ENV SP, LEED Fellow, LEED AP BD+C, LEED AP O+M, National Sustainability Director at Dewberry 
  • Stéphane Larocque, CEO of Impact Infrastructure 
  • Lise Laurin, CEO of EarthShift Global
First of a 3 part series on S-ROI!
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LCA Interpretation Class, December 1-2, Online

In Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), credibility is key! Learn how to find the real meaning in your data and develop conclusions and recommendations that hold up to scrutiny in EarthShift Global’s LCA Interpretation course. Over this two-part course, we use a practical case study to show you how various elements of data quality and methodological uncertainty can undermine the reliability of your study results. Our experts will then teach you how to identify and address these issues in a systematic way using ISO-recommended approaches that you can apply to all of your future projects.

We will also teach you how to dig in and find insights that add value to the LCA, including where there is leverage for change and how the study may be applied to decisions beyond those studied.

Sign up today and learn to interpret your LCA studies like a true expert! 

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Interpretation Life Cycle Assessment -  December 1-2, 2016
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