CONTACTICA carries out Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) studies and is especially interested in the evaluation of products obtained from R&D activities.
The LCA is a tool which, based on its methodology, allows for the evaluation of the environmental impacts associated to a product or service taking into account, for all the stages it goes through, the inputs and outputs of material streams and the resources used.
This environmental assessment allows for:
Decision making in the industry or other organisations, during the design stage of the product or process.
Identification of ways to improve the environmental profile of the processes involved in all stages of a product.
Characterization of the processes and establishment or improvement of the environmental strategies to follow.
Selection of the most relevant environmental indicators and the necessary measurement techniques.
Marketing strategies, where the low environmental impact associated with a good product or service can be promoted.
Another evaluation tool CONTACTICA offers to its clients is the Life Cycle Costing (LCC), which allows to select the best alternative regarding the associated costs for a product, system or building, both at present and up to twenty years later.
The results from this evaluation process offer valuable information to take into account during the design stage of the process.