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Life Cycle Assessment Learning at Andersen Mike Koenig Corporate Sustainability Manager 8/18/11
2010 Green Build Floor Graphic
The Life Cycle Concept –  “Cradle to Grave/Cradle” Supply Chain Consumer Use End of Life Raw Material Extraction Intermedi...
Potential Usage and What We ’ve Learned Supply Chain <ul><li>Communicate  environmental inputs and outputs </li></ul><ul><...
<ul><ul><li>1. Primary Non-Renewable Energy Demand (PED) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2. Global Warming Potential (GWP) </li...
Customer Communication – What ‘ s Coming Source: Five Winds International / PE Americas Environmental Product Declarations
<ul><li>Consumer  purchase decision </li></ul><ul><ul><li>… and our future supporting collateral for that decision making ...
<ul><li>Drive  recycling programs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>… and the need for infrastructure </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Conserve ...
Overall Model and Andersen ’s Unique Role <ul><li>Material Facility A </li></ul><ul><li>Location </li></ul><ul><li>Allocat...
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Koenig - Andersen Corp Supply Chain Case Study

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Koenig - Andersen Corp Supply Chain Case Study

  1. 1. Life Cycle Assessment Learning at Andersen Mike Koenig Corporate Sustainability Manager 8/18/11
  2. 2. 2010 Green Build Floor Graphic
  3. 3. The Life Cycle Concept – “Cradle to Grave/Cradle” Supply Chain Consumer Use End of Life Raw Material Extraction Intermediate Material Manufacture Finished Product Manufacture Transportation & logistics/retail Use Recycling End of Life
  4. 4. Potential Usage and What We ’ve Learned Supply Chain <ul><li>Communicate environmental inputs and outputs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>… up and down the supply chain </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Compare material choices against environmental impacts </li></ul><ul><li>Optimize logistics and transportation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>… and potentially Site future manufacturing plants </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Analyze “Hot Spots “ in current facilities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>… providing cost savings opportunities now!!! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Provide responses to customers and potential regulators </li></ul><ul><ul><li>… to the question of environmental impacts of our products and services </li></ul></ul>Key Point : LCA is another tool for use in these activities and not the final answer
  5. 5. <ul><ul><li>1. Primary Non-Renewable Energy Demand (PED) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2. Global Warming Potential (GWP) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3. Smog Creation Potential (POCP) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>4. Ozone Depletion Potential (ODP) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>5. Eutrophication Potential (EP) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>6. Acidification Potential (AP) </li></ul></ul>Impact Categories of Note to Andersen
  6. 6. Customer Communication – What ‘ s Coming Source: Five Winds International / PE Americas Environmental Product Declarations
  7. 7. <ul><li>Consumer purchase decision </li></ul><ul><ul><li>… and our future supporting collateral for that decision making process </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Predict savings and demonstrate reduction in environmental impact </li></ul><ul><ul><li>… for the right choices </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Optimize building or structure as a system </li></ul><ul><ul><li>… USGBC incorporating LCA into LEED </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Provide responses to potential regulators </li></ul><ul><ul><li>… to the question of environmental impacts of your building in use </li></ul></ul>Key Point : Durable (long lived) energy efficient products are big winners!!! Consumer Use Potential Usage and What We ’ve Learned
  8. 8. <ul><li>Drive recycling programs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>… and the need for infrastructure </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Conserve virgin resources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>… for future generations, the main theme of Sustainability </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Reduce escalating land fill costs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>… real savings now!!! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Provide responses to customers and potential regulators </li></ul><ul><ul><li>… to the question of environmental impacts of our retired products </li></ul></ul>Key Point : LCA will show where recycling has the most value End of Life Potential Usage and What We ’ve Learned
  9. 9. Overall Model and Andersen ’s Unique Role <ul><li>Material Facility A </li></ul><ul><li>Location </li></ul><ul><li>Allocation </li></ul><ul><li>Subassembly Facility A </li></ul><ul><li>Location </li></ul><ul><li>Allocation </li></ul><ul><li>Window Assembly Facility </li></ul><ul><li>Location </li></ul><ul><li>Allocation </li></ul><ul><li>Retailer Facility </li></ul><ul><li>Location </li></ul><ul><li>Allocation </li></ul><ul><li>Subassembly Facility B </li></ul><ul><li>Location </li></ul><ul><li>Allocation </li></ul>Deposition of Old Window Inbound Transportation of Materials Other Subassemblies and Materials <ul><li>Material Facility B </li></ul><ul><li>Location </li></ul><ul><li>Allocation </li></ul><ul><li>Installation in Home </li></ul><ul><li>Location </li></ul><ul><li>Allocation </li></ul><ul><li>Use Phase </li></ul><ul><li>Location </li></ul><ul><li>Energy Use Calculator </li></ul>Andersen Gate Retailer Gate Customer Gate Suppliers Customers
  10. 10. Questions???

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