Deliverable 11.4. Sustainability module for pilot line
The sustainability module makes sure users of the pilot line are able to receive sustainability-related information about NECOMADA products they order. This is integrated in the configuration/order process as opt-out feature. The goal is to increase the sustainability awareness of future beneficiaries of the NECOMADA project. In a broader sense, it contributes to a future in which sustainability qualities of products are commonplace next to classic qualities such as effectiveness, cost and reliability. The sustainability-related information about the ordered NECOMADA product is provided in the form of a sustainability fact sheet. The sustainability fact sheet focuses on two life cycle assessment impact categories, climate change and resource depletion - minerals and metals. Both categories are recommended by the European Commission to measure and communicate environmental performance of products. Based on the relevance of greenhouse gas emissions and the reduction of these emissions the sustainability fact sheet focuses on the anthropogenic (induced by human activities) climate change. The associated environmental impact category is the Global Warming Potential (GWP), which is expressed in kilogram carbon dioxide equivalent (kg CO2-eq.). The environmental impact category 'Global Warming Potential' will be analysed for a period of 100 years (GWP100). For this purpose, the EF3.0 characterization factors are used, which are described in the IPCC 2013 report.