Membership Category

  • Regular

Institution

  • Université de Sherbrooke

Discipline(s)

  • Civil Engineering
  • Water and Environment

Expertises

  • Life cycle cost analysis
  • Life cycle assessment
  • Social life cycle assessment
  • Carbon footprint and certifications
  • Sustainable buildings
  • Ecodesign

Affiliated research axes

Change and Transition Management

Planning Optimization

Resource and Product Maximization

Policy levers

Projects funded by the RRECQ

Modelling the environmental impacts of the life cycle of an emerging economic model: the product-service system

Description

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.

Themes

  • Economy of functionality
  • Environmental impact
  • Life cycle analysis
The RRECQ is supported by the Fonds de recherche du Québec.
Fonds de recherche - Québec