Dato: 15.11.2016 - 15.11.2016
Tid: 18:00 - 20:00
Sted: Teglverket, Det Akademiske Kvarter
Møteleder: Urd Ingunn Eriksen
M. Sc. Technische Universität Berlin
It takes 1020 litres of water to produce a litre of milk.
As people and governments are getting more focused on environment and climate, we are bombarded with environmentally friendly products. Eco-friendly labelling of these products legitimize them as «green», «fair» or «energy-efficient». Many question the actual environmental friendliness of these products, especially with respect to the process of their production and transport in a globalized economy.
There are many aspects of a product that you have to consider if you want to assess its environmental sustainability. Some of these include water consumption, energy use, carbon footprint and even social impacts.
Yasmine Emara of Technische Universität Berlin is coming to Bergen to introduce you to a sophisticated technique to measure the eco-friendliness of a product, the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA). The LCA allows you
to calculate the environmental impact of products through their whole life cycle, from raw material extraction, overproduction and end-of-life management. How energy-efficient are your day-to-day consumer products?