Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)

CONTACTICA provides a Life Cycle approach to the evaluation of sustainability.
Análisis de Ciclo de Vida y Análisis Económico de Ciclo de Vida (LCA & LCC)

CONTACTICA performs Environmental Life Cycle Assessments (Env-LCA), Life Cycle Cost Analysis (LCCA) and Social Life Cycle Assessments (S-LCA) and combines them in Life Cycle Sustainability Assessments (LCSA) to encompass the three pillars of sustainability in a holistic approach.

  • Env-LCA looks at potential impacts to the environment as a result of the product’s life cycle, including the following processes:
    • Extraction and transport of resources.
    • Production and distribution.
    • Products use and end of life.
  • LCCA is used to assess the cost implications of the product’s life cycle.
  • S-LCA examines the social consequences of the product’s life cycle

CONTACTICA provides the following services to its customers:

  • LCA and LCCA of processes, products, services and organizations.
  • Cost Benefit analysis of products and services.
  • Guidance in the selection of the most suitable certification system for obtaining Type I or Type III EPD ecolabels.
  • Carbon footprints and water footprints.
  • Ecodesign: use of environmental criteria in the design phase of products or services to achieve a better and more environmentally friendly final result.
  • LCA critical review to allow:
    • The accomplishment of ecolabelling systems requirements.
    • External communication of LCA results  marketing purposes or comparative assessments.
  • LCSA: Env-LCA + LCCA + S-LCA.
  • Sustainability indicators measurement for urban and project environments

Economic sectors where LCA is applied vary from building materials or environmental management, to home appliances or agri-food products.