In this section, theoretical points will be studied concerning the definition of environmental impacts caused by products, services, systems etc. Different types of impacts will be studied and also the reasons for calculating them (market, customers, design, legislation, eco-labels etc...) using a Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) approach. The tutorials will allow students, through a concrete example of "rechargeable batteries or not", to use a LCA software used in companies to calculate environmental impacts. This exercise will show and highlight the limits of using the LCA method and the difficulties encountered.
No prerequisites needed
Continuous assessment (CC) = Study reports on tutorial classes
E1 = Final written exam from 1st exam period - duration 3 hours E2 = Written exam from 2nd exam period - duration 3 hours
N1 = Final mark from 1st exam period N2 = Final mark from 2nd exam period