The Action aimed to increase the knowledge of environmental impacts of manufacturing processes in order to develop and implement environmentally conscious processes, reduce environmental impacts, and take knowledge based decisions. This was reached by fostered application of the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) methodology within the manufacturing industries.
The Action tested the application of LCA for sustainability oriented decision making based on improvement of its operational applicability through increased knowledge and advanced methods. It included decision making problems integrating the broader sustainability, especially economic and performance considerations (Eco Efficiency, Life Cycle Engineering) and operational applicability problems with their integration into existing industrial decision-making processes (Design for Environment).
Coordinator: PE Product Engineering GmbH, Germany