Madison, WI, Aug. 5, 2013 -- Leonardo Academy will hold a two-part webinar Sept. 18 and 25 to illustrate the uses of the draft standard, Type III Life-Cycle Impact Profile Declarations for Products, Services and Systems, currently being developed under the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) process.
Since the completion of the ISO 14040-series standards, life cycle assessment practitioners have used a variety of approaches to conduct Life Cycle Impact Assessment.
These evaluations have often been limited to a few categories of potential impacts. However, advances in the availability and analysis of environmental data have made it possible to strengthen LCIA for greater transparency, the academy said.
The draft standard offers a diagnostic tool that is significantly more complete than conventional approaches. This tool also provides the ability to make comparisons between materials and products at a new level of transparency, in conformance with the rigorous comparative assertion requirements of the ISO standards.
The moderator for the webinar series will be Scott Lesnet, ES Manager, HNI Corporation. HNI Corporation is the second largest office furniture manufacturer and the largest hearth manufacturer in the United States.