Environmental Product Declaration of a Commuter Train

  • Kathy Reimann
  • Sara Paulsson
  • Yannos Wikström
  • Saemundur Weaving
Conference paper

Abstract

The design for environment (DfE) approach of Bombardier applies a complete life cycle perspective using the methodology of life cycle assessment (LCA) and using environmental product declarations (EPDs) to provide transparent and reliable information on the environmental performance of Bombardier trains. This paper gives insight into the EPD of an electrical train and how the compiled life cycle information is used for comparison as well as improvement of Bombardier trains. The results of the performed LCA clearly show that the use phase dominates the environmental impact of the analysed commuter train in all of the input-related impacts as well as the selected outputrelated impact categories. In addition raw material extraction shows a significant impact in most impact categories. Through these results key environmental performance drivers are found and used for future design projects.

Keywords

Life Cycle Assessment Impact Category Global Warming Potential Life Cycle Inventory Life Cycle Impact Assessment 
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© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kathy Reimann
    • 1
  • Sara Paulsson
    • 1
  • Yannos Wikström
    • 1
  • Saemundur Weaving
    • 1
  1. 1.Bombardier Transportation GmbHBerlinGermany

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