UK product design agency, Industrial Design Consultancy (IDC), has recently launched the LCA Calculator, a new web-based solution for lifecycle analysis of products.
Life Cycle Analysis or Assessment (LCA) refers to the study of the environmental impact of a product over its entire life-span. The LCA Calculator by IDC provides users with a simple solution to conduct and compare the life cycle assessment of a product and calculate its carbon footprint over the entire period of its life – from manufacture, transport, product use to disposal.
Companies usually lack the knowledge and resources to conduct a LCA for their products. With the LCA Calculator, businesses especially small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) would have access to an easy-to-use and affordable web platform to conduct a LCA and use the information to design more sustainable products and reduce the environmental impact.
For more details, check out the demo video below or visit the LCA Calculator website. There is currently a free trial for the beta version of the LCA Calculator. Do test it out and let us know whether it’s useful.
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