Over the years several tools and systems have been developed within Swedish Life Cycle Center (former CPM). Explore some of them here.
DANTES is an acronym for Demonstrate and Assess New Tools for Environmental Sustainability. DANTES was a project run 2002-2005 and dealed mainly with environmental activities that are usually characterized as voluntary rather than regulatory. The DANTES website was developed within the project.
The project was a co-operation between ABB, Akzo Nobel, SCA, Volvo, SKF, Chalmers University of Technology, IVL and CPM. The result is an analysis tool for calculating environmental impact and efficiency of transport systems.
EPS light is a spreadsheet that is intended to be used for LCA training of designers and product developers. It contains data on environmental damage costs for production and end-of-life treatment of construction materials, use of energy and transportation. The total environmental damage cost of a product concept can be determined in a similar way as ordinary costs.
EPS (Environmental Priority Strategies in product design) is a systematic approach to choose between design options in product and process development. It was developed to meet the requirements of an everyday product development process where the environmental concern is just one among several others and started in 1989 on request from Volvo as a co-operation between IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute, Volvo and the Swedish Federation of Industries (within the competence center Swedish Life Cycle Center (former CPM).