On Monday, August 29th, the meeting “Life cycle analysis” (co-organized by the AMTC, the University of Chile’s Energy Center and the FCFM’s Engineering for Sustainability Office) was held. This event aims to be the first of many that will address the life cycle analysis (LCA), a design tool that researches and evaluates the environmental impacts of a product or service throughout every stage of its existence, from raw material to its disposal or recycling.
Three were the speakers who lectured at our faculty’s Electrotechnologies Auditorium, beginning with scholar Felipe Célèry, who talked about the fundamentals and basic notions of LCA and remarked that a good analysis can precisely locate which part of the manufacturing process causes the greatest environmental impact. Then it was the turn of DIMIN professor Jacques Wiertz, who detailed the methodologies used to make a LCA. Finally, Manuel Díaz, from the Energy Center, reviewed success cases of Chilean companies, researched by memoirist students.
The meeting was attended by nearly 20 people and it’s expected to install the LCA as a study subject and part of the FCFM’s work.