New Standard for Eco-Efficiency

Nov. 3, 2009
NSF International has devised a new eco-efficiency protocol, NSF Protocol 352 (NSF P352), for the validation and verification of eco-efficiency analyses.
NSF International, 734-913-5719, www.nsf.org

Standards developer NSF International has devised a new eco-efficiency protocol, NSF P352, for the validation and verification of eco-efficiency analyses. The new protocol is designed to ensure consistency, objectivity, and transparency in all eco-efficiency analyses.

NSF P352 was developed to help companies analyze the sustainability of their products and services. Eco-efficiency analyses rely upon the concepts outlined in Life Cycle Assessment standards developed by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO 14040 through 14043). Eco-efficiency analyses evaluate both environmental and economic issues.

About the Author

Leland Teschler

Lee Teschler served as Editor-in-Chief of Machine Design until 2014. He holds a B.S. Engineering from the University of Michigan; a B.S. Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan; and an MBA from Cleveland State University. Prior to joining Penton, Lee worked as a Communications design engineer for the U.S. Government.

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