- Université de Sherbrooke
- Civil Engineering
- Water and Environment
- Life cycle cost analysis
- Life cycle assessment
- Social life cycle assessment
- Carbon footprint and certifications
- Sustainable buildings
Ben Amor is a full professor in the Department of Civil and Building Engineering at the Université de Sherbrooke (UdeS) with research and teaching activities in sustainable engineering, Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and circular economy. He is also Director of Sustainable Development in the Faculty of Engineering and Director of the Building undergraduate Engineering Program, in addition to supervising graduate students working on the methodological development of LCA, including its application in the building, materials and energy sector. Since joining the UdeS, several significant contributions have been made by Professor Ben Amor.
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Affiliated research axes
Change and Transition Management
Resource and Product Maximization
Projects funded by the RRECQ
Modelling the environmental impacts of the life cycle of an emerging economic model: the product-service system
Because the product-service system is still new, there has yet to be any quantitative modelling of the expected life cycle environmental benefits of the concept applied to a territory. As such, there are no standards or guidelines on how a quantitative assessment should be conducted, and consideration of the development of a robust methodology to assess the life cycle environmental impact is needed. The project provides an opportunity to explore new ground to inform the development of the product-service system.
The initiative stems from a collaboration between LIRIDE and EFC Québec to develop a model to assess the environmental benefits (GHG, etc.) of the product-service system (one of the principles of a circular economy), as well as expand the literature and apply the developed methodology to at least one concrete case.
- Economy of functionality
- Life cycle assessment (LCA)