To Set Sustainability Strategies, Identify your Biggest Impacts
Original Source: http://www.sustainablelifemedia.com
Author: Thomas Miner
Original Publication Date: November 10, 2010
November 10, 2010 – Jeremy Faludi shares with our community the latest case study from his SB Seminars course, based on Project Frog’s modular green building. See how he identifies its greatest impacts, gives meaningful comparisons of LCA data, and brings into play a new metric – ecological return on investment.
The case study is an excerpt of the complete presentation from Jeremy’s SB Seminars course, which next takes place on December 1st at the headquarters of 3M in St. Paul, Minnesota. It starts where any life-cycle assessment should, by identifying a product or services biggest impacts. For Project Frog, that means energy usage (even in a very efficient building).
The case study ends with the product’s Ecological Return on Investment. Essentially looking at the cumulative GHG emissions of a building, and determining when a Project Frog modular building hits “carbon payback” –or when cumulative GHG emissions become less than a status quo building.
To learn more about Project Frog’s life-cycle assessment or how you can apply this technique to your own products and services, lessen the environmental and social impacts and create competitive advantage through sustainability, check out Jeremy’s course and our other SB Seminars offerings.