Webinar: Introduction to the EPS Enviro-accounting method

Date:Tuesday, 05 June, 2018 Time:13:00 - 14:30

How to include externalities in your product and process development? With the EPS method you can get a compass to use when choosing between different design options.


This introduction webinar is a perfect way to get started with EPS. It will give an overview of the basics and structure of the EPS method as well examples of its application in selected examples.

During this webinar you will get an introduction to EPS and an increased understanding of the tool’s contents and how to use it in your work.

There will be time for questions and discussion after the presentation.

WHAT: A webinar about the Environmental Priority Strategies (EPS) method with Tomas Rydberg, IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute.

FOR WHOM: Open for anyone.

ARRANGED BY: Swedish Life Cycle Center, through the project Swedish platform for the life cycle perspective together with IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute.

HOW & WHERE: Online meeting with Skype. Join the meeting with your computer or phone. Login in details to the webinar will be sent to all registered participants before the meeting.

REGISTRATION:  Click here to register no later than June 4.

More about EPS

EPS (Environmental Priority Strategies) is a systematic approach to choose between different design options in product and process development. Its basic idea is to make a list of environmental damage costs available to the designer in the same way as ordinary costs are available for materials, processes and parts. The user of EPS may then calculate the total costs over the products life cycle and compare different options. The EPS method is also useful on other levels in an organization, i.e. for cost-benefit analysis or integration of sustainability KPI:s in reporting and for assessments of nature resources on a national level.

The EPS method can be useful for instance for:

  • Professionals working with product development
  • Public sector, in need of cost-benefit analysis with sustainability aspects
  • Organizations that want to start including sustainability aspects in financial reporting

The development of EPS started within Swedish Life Cycle Center (former CPM) in 1989 on request from Volvo and as a co-operation between IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute, Volvo and the Swedish Federation of Industries.

About the speaker

Tomas Rydberg is Assistant Director at IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute in the area of Sustainable production, LCA and Environmental Management. He has worked for about 30 years in the area of environmental assessment and sustainable development. Many projects have encompassed environmental or socio-economic assessments of current and future products and service systems applying systems analysis methods with a life-cycle perspective for, for example, waste management systems, biofuel production, vehicle development. He joined IVL in 2005, and worked earlier for Chalmers Industriteknik as environmental consultant, Volvo Technology as group manager and Life cycle assessment specialist, and at the European Commission, DG Joint Research Centre (JRC) in Ispra, Italy (2002-2004) in a team initiating the European Platform on LCA (EPLCA), and supporting the development of Resource and Waste related policies.


This webinar is arranged within the project Swedish platform for the life cycle perspective, funded by the Swedish Energy Agency.i

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