Source: Electricité de France (EDF)
In the scope of the following study, the use of local and renewable resources and the development of industrial ecology can contribute to the decrease of environmental impacts of a living, interactive system, on a given territory. The design of such system can be done by combining Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) that can provide a clear and structured framework to assess the environmental impacts of the system and process system design methods that applies mathematical programing techniques to systematically design territorial configurations using costs and thermo-chemical or physical models.
The method has been successsfully applied on a case study of a city with 100,000 inhabitants.
Contact: Maziar Kermani