Environmental and economic evaluation
To enable eco-efficiency assessment as important tool for decision making an assessment methodology was linked to the multi level model for the integrated management. This was realized by incorporating tools for LCA and economic assessment.
The objectives were:
The developments was based on existing LCA software (GaBi). The assessment tool was fully tested at one case study site. At the other case study sites the improved water supply systems was assessed for environmental and economic benefits compared to the present situation.
Critical assessment of the results achieved during and after testing and pilot demonstration considering overall criteria such as: (I) Eco-efficiency and cost-effectiveness of the demonstrated solution; (II) compliance with regulation; (III) applicability at non case study sites of the industrial partners; (IV) applicability at non consortium chemical industry; (V) possibilities for cross-fertilization to other industrial sectors; (VI) contribution to EU flagship initiatives as the Resource Efficiency Initiative.
This project has received funding from the European Union Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement n° 280756.