DF 49 — Sustainable Consumption Patterns: Conference Report
49th LCA Discussion Forum

Sustainable Consumption Patterns

Discussion forum on Life Cycle Assessment
Tuesday September 18, 2012, ETH Zurich, GEP Pavillon (in English)

Dear colleagues with an interest in Life Cycle Assessment,

We kindly invite you to the 49th discussion forum on Life Cycle Assessment.
This event will be held in English.

Several national and international initiatives aim for a considerable reduction of environmental impacts due to today’s consumption patterns. This LCA discussion forum intends to show and discuss life cycle approaches used for the analysis of consumption patterns. The existing potentials for a substantial reduction of environmental impacts and the possible role LCA can play in the analysis and quantification of such potentials will be outlined. Concepts that put these guidelines into practice like the “2000-Watt-Society” are explained and examples of its application are presented. There will be presentations about Webtools such as personal footprint calculators or other means of communication for highlighting results of an overall analysis of consumption patterns. Furthermore research work of universities concerning environmental impacts of consumption patterns is presented.

International speakers are invited and will provide a broader view on this approach.

We invite all LCA practitioners and other people interested in this approach and results from this study.

Looking forward to meeting you in Zurich!

The organizers of LCA Discussion Forum DF49:
Niels Jungbluth (ESU-services Ltd.)


Download:    DF49-Sustainable Consumption-Programme.pdf 

Time Title Speaker Affiliation
8:30  Registration, Coffee and Croissants    
9:15  Welcome Matthias Stucki  ESU-services Ltd. (CH) 
9:20  The idea of the 2000-watt-society and basic calculations on the regional level based on end-energy consumption
DF49-01 Vogel.pdf
Urs Vogel  Amstein+ Walthert AG (CH) 
9:50  Environmental impacts of consumption patterns in Switzerland and potentials for their reduction
DF49-02 Jungbluth.pdf
Niels Jungbluth  ESU-services Ltd. (CH) 
10:20  Discussion    
10:30  Coffee break Salome Schori  ESU-services Ltd. (CH) 
  Examples from Germany    
11:00  Carbon footprint of German eco-communities
DF49-03 Simon.pdf
Karl-Heinz Simon  Center for Environmental Systems Research, Universität Kassel (D) 
11:20  Strategic consumption and GHG-reduction potentials for households
DF49-04 Griesshammer.pdf
Rainer Griesshammer  Öko-Institut e.V (D) 
11:40  Discussion    
  Short presentations    
12:00  EU FP7 research project "LCA to go"
DF49-05 Koehler.pdf
Andreas Köhler  Delft University of Technology (NL) 
12:05  Communication of LCA Results in a User-Friendly Way
DF49-06 Coyras+Loerincik.pdf
Karin Coyras / Yves Loerincik  Quantis Intl. SA (CH) 
12:10  Nescafé® LCA Communication Tool
DF49-07 Humbert.pdf
Sébastien Humbert  Quantis Intl. SA (CH) 
12:30  Lunch break    
  Web-based Eco-calculators for consumers Niels Jungbluth   
13:20  Web-based tools for the calculation of personal environmental balances
DF49-08 Scherrer.pdf
Fabian Scherer  Ecospeed AG (CH) 
13:45  A questionnaire for calculating eco-points of total personal consumption
DF49-09 Itten.pdf
René Itten  ESU-services Ltd. (CH) 
14:10  Eco-calculators for Energy and CO2 developed in Germany
DF49-10 Hertle.pdf
Hans Hertle  ifeu - Institut für Energie- und Umweltforschung Heidelberg GmbH (D) 
14:35  Discussion    
14:50  Coffee break    
  Scientific Contributions    
15:20  Multi-Demand Modelling in LCA – The Assessment of Household Consumption in Swiss Communities
DF49-11 Saner.pdf
Dominik Saner  ETH Zurich (CH) 
15:40  Integration of Rebound Effects into LCA – from a static to a dynamic model for households CO2 emissions
DF49-12 Girod.pdf
Bastien Girod  ETH Zurich (CH) 
16:00  Discussion    
16:20  Feedback, wrap-up and farewell
DF49-13 Announcement DF50 - Water in LCA.pdf
Stefan Pfister  ETH Zurich (CH) 
16:30  Finish    
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