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CAP’EM Individual Impacts

CAP’EM Individual Impacts

CAP’EM Individual Impacts come out of LCA Life Cycle Analysis and are used for two important activities:
CAP’EM Marginal Analysis to understand the relative impact of all the individual ingredients or parts e.g. products, packaging, inputs, outputs, plastics, chemicals,

CAP’EM Individual Impacts Calculation and disclosure of individual impacts used in literature and calculations e.g. Embodied Carbon, Global Warming Potential, Sequestered Carbon

CAP’EM Product Improvement Using Marginal Analysis GBE assist the manufacturer to improve the product by minimising quantities of high impact ingredients or packaging and replacing them with lower impact materials or energy sources.

CAP’EM Detox uses a number of existing databases with detailed information on individual materials and chemicals to identify the worst offenders and identify other materials to consider for their replacements.

The manufacturer must then experiment with the alternatives to find the optimum performance with lower impacts.

This process can help in the REACH regulation drive to remove unhealthy chemicals from manufacturing.

CAP’EM EPD Environmental Product Declaration:

LCA are based on hard and fast facts based on actual quantities recipe percentages and known material impacts, usually from ‘cradle’ (excavation from earth, extraction from plantations, etc.) to factory gate after manufacture.

EPD add onto the LCA from Factory Gate to Grave (including: construction, in use phase and end of life, landfill, recovery of energy (combustion) or nutrients (composting)) all of which is outside the realms of facts since they all occur in the future and based on current normal or best practice and some speculation.

GBE Product Assessment Sustainability Screening 

GBE use PASS to screen out the materials that have the highest environmental impacts and more importantly to identify the materials that have least impact and have a substantial contribution to make in use.

GBE PASS is used to select the Products that are then promoted in GBE Product Pages

Results of CAP’EM LCA and CAP’EM EPD can be recorded in GBE Product Data Sheet schedules and GBE Robust Specification clauses.

All of these results can be recorded in BIM-ready GBE CAD files promoted from GBE Product Pages

© GBE NGS ASWS BrianMurphy
aka BrianSpecMan
4th March 2013 – 9th January 2019

CAP’EM Individual Impacts

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© GBE NGS ASWS BrianMurphy
aka BrianSpecMan
9th January 2019

CAP’EM Individual Impacts
See Also:  

GBE Jargon Buster

  • BIM-ready GBE CAD files
  • chemicals
  • Cradle (excavation from earth, extraction from plantations, etc.)
  • Cradle to factory gate
  • Embodied Carbon
  • Global Warming Potential
  • EPD
  • Factory Gate to Grave
  • CAP’EM Detox
  • CAP’EM EPD Environmental Product Declaration
  • GBE PASS Product Assessment and Screening System
  • GBE Product Pages
  • GBE Product Data Sheet
  • GBE Product Improvement
  • GBE Robust Specification clauses
  • inputs
  • impact
  • Individual Impacts
  • LCA
  • LCA Life Cycle Analysis
  • Marginal Analysis
  • outputs
  • packaging
  • plastics
  • Products
  • REACH Regulation
  • Sequestered Carbon

© GBE NGS ASWS BrianMurphy
aka BrianSpecMan
4th March 2013 – 9th January 2019

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