We offer consulting services in the following areas:
- Life-cycle assessment and life-cycle costing
- Identifying and accessing cleantech markets
- Sustainable procurement and policies
We offer training, support, software customization and selective consulting services in the area of life-cycle assessment and life-cycle costing; for example on use of LCA and LCC in procurement or design processes.
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We do participate selectively in international projects where we can leverage and develop our expertise and solutions in life-cycle efficiency and its widespread use. We have successfully participated in European, Nordic and Russian cooperation projects.
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Life-cycle assessment and life-cycle costing
Bionova offers life-cycle assessment, life-cycle costing, carbon and water footprinting as a professional service as well as a software cloud service via the flexible and customisable 360optimi platform.
Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is a method that enables measuring the environmental impacts of a product, a service, or an investment such as a building or an infrastructure project during its entire life-cycle from raw materials to final disposal, or a subset of the life-cycle. Life Cycle Assessment is intended to measure overall environmental performance and avoid burden shifting. This allows improving overall environmental performance, when the essential environmental impacts are identified. Full Life Cycle Assessment takes into account various categories of environmental impact. Simplified LCA can be focused on a single environmental impact category, such as carbon or water footprint.
Carbon footprint means the climate impact of an organisation, product or a service, e.g. the greenhouse gases resulting from their activity. The carbon footprint serves as a measurement and management tool for detecting emission sources and cost saving opportunities. The results can be also used in strategic and operative planning, procurement, personnel management and environmental communication and marketing. Carbon footprint also serves as a value chain efficiency indicator.
Water footprint tells the amount of water consumed in the activity of an organization or consumed and embedded in the production of a product or a service. Water footprint consists of all water used and embedded in the production of raw materials, such as crops, or in processing such as manufacturing and assembly. Different types of water resources and different geographical regions of water consumption are separated; also any water purification is accounted for.
Life Cycle Costing (LCC) is the economical approach to life cycle performance. In Life Cycle Costing all the costs incurred during a life-cycle of a product or a service are identified, accounted and categorized. Life cycle costing can be used in making investment decisions, product development, marketing and in mapping value chain environmental and energy risks.
Identify and access new markets
Sustainability matters more than ever and competitiveness requires constant focus. Managing sustainability the right way develops competitiveness and helps you differentiate.
Bionova helps you to optimize your environmental performance and understand the requirements and standards that apply to your business. We help you to tap the demand for sustainable solutions and expand your markets, or to find ways to deliver additional value to your clients. With us, you can provide your current and future clients with internationally comparable measures on the sustainability of your product or organization.
Efficient reporting and compliancy are a core part of a successful business. Customers are increasingly asking for environmental product declarations (EPDs) and life-cycle assessments (LCAs). Standard-based environmental metrics such as these often serve as procurement criteria, because these are transparent, technology and vendor neutral, and objective metrics.
Public procurement puts more weight than ever on sustainability. Proposals that are able to accurately showcase environmental impacts have an advantage. Further opportunities arise via certification processes and schemes, where sustainable products command a premium.
Sustainable procurement and policies
Public decision making is best based on solid, technology and vendor neutral tools, preferably backed by international and transparent standards. We help public organisations to design, develop, and execute procurement and implementation processes to engage and commit vendors to sustainability policies.
We can support procurement, design, and competitions, ranging from architectural competitions to a bidding process for a plot of land for new construction. With our support, life-cycle and environmental efficiency drive the bidders in their design process and guides you in the selection process in a predictable, reliable, and indisputable manner.
We have substantial and varied experience working with all kinds of public sector actors ranging from ministries to national agencies and municipalities. Our track-record in developing and implementing sustainable procurement and development policies is proven and we can help organizations achieve cost-efficient and durable improvement.
Furthermore, our 360optimi software enables a seamless benchmarking of proposals for construction projects as well as several kinds of products and services in different competitive settings. With objective, transparent facts and full comparability both participants and the organizer trust the outcome of the competition and are able to invest in developing the very best possible proposals.