Life Cycle Management of F-Gas-Free Refrigeration Technology: The Case of F-Gases-Free Frozen Dessert Equipment
This study aims to demonstrate the environmental advantages to adopt an innovative technology based on a natural refrigerant for an ice-cream machine, produced by Carpigiani Group. The environmental analysis has been carried out using the LCA methodology. This study has also been the starting point to introduce in the company the life cycle thinking and to create an ecodesign team integrating the environmental aspects into traditional design process. As required by several European directives the life cycle approach is recommended for all the energy using products in the residential, tertiary, and industrial sectors. The objective is to improve the overall environmental performance of these products, so to achieve the eco-innovation at the product-chain level.
KeywordsLife Cycle Assessment Refrigeration System Life Cycle Management Ozone Layer Depletion Life Cycle Approach
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