30 May '11, 6pm

Certification, Consumption & Change

Certification, Consumption & Change

There is a big debate raging over the value of simplifying certification to a numeric scale. Corey Brinkema, President of the Forest Stewardship Council stated, “In forest management, life cycle analysis is where the science is going. However, we have been trying to improve life cycle analysis (LCA) for 20+ years now…what we are realizing is that the number of attributes that are brought in to the most popular LCA calculators right now are really quite limited. We need to figure out how these tools can be used to help guide decisions, but not to make the decisions.” Multiple panelists bristled at the mention of the forthcoming numeric ranking guidelines coming out of the Sustainability Consortium, while others labored on the necessity of detailed information for buyers and B2B networks. Meanwhile Scott McDougall, President of TerraChoice argued, “If this movement takes us ...

Full article: http://www.triplepundit.com/2011/05/certification-consump...

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