The metrics we put in place allow cities to better understand and manage the sources of greenhouse gases and various pollutants through integrated life cycle analyses and greenhouse gas budgets of the various sectors on a territory. With our hybrid approach of life cycle and carbon footprint analyses, we can provide georeferenced information on impact estimates.
With this, we can calculate impacts of climate change by greenhouse gases in CO2 kg equivalent for a sector of activity or within a geographical area. It becomes possible to estimate water (m3), energy (kWh), resources (primary MJ) usages, ecosystem quality (PDF*m2*year), and human health (DALY).
We work in collaboration with several partners in developing an applied model of circular economy, and within the structures of economic development we aim to put in place the seven pillars of circular economy: sustainable innovation, simplified life cycle analyses, carbon footprint, eco-conception, industrial ecology, functional economy, and responsible sourcing.
Our approach is a hybrid one, both analytic and systemic, to assist companies, cities and territories to evolve and to perform better in the context of a rapidly changing environment and a potentially disruptive future.