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WSP Product Ecology Democratizes LCA Software

Date: 06 September 2010

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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

In August 2010, WSP Digital, the software solutions business unit of WSP Environment & Energy, launched a new web-based software application called Product Ecology. The software enables industrial designers and product designers to cost effectively assess high-level life cycle environmental impacts on three metrics: carbon emissions, water consumed and waste created. The commercial rationale for Product Ecology is to provide broader access to environmental life cycle analysis tools through a low cost subscription pricing model, simplified user interface and a license to interrogate a pre-built database of environmental life cycle data covering products, materials and processes. WSP needs to expand the functionality and database of the software to achieve commercial success.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

WSP PRODUCT ECOLOGY IS AN ENTRY-LEVEL LCA OFFERING
Product Ecology Enables Cost Effective Environmental Product Design
Product Ecology Taps Emerging Need For Entry-Level Life Cycle Analysis
Product Ecology Needs To Overcome LCA Database Limitations

ORGANIZATIONS MENTIONED

Autodesk, CA Technologies, Carbon Hub, CarbonSystems, ecoinvent Centre, Hara, Hyphen Design, Katapult Design, PE International, Seymour Powell, Sprocket Technology, University of South Australia, WSP Environment & Energy