The LCiP project’s aim is to support SMEs in their undertakings to reduce the environmental impact of their products and services during their life cycle in the building, construction and waste management sectors.
Carried out across four European regions (Wallonia, the Spanish Basque Country, the Hauts de France region and Portugal), this first 3-year phase, co-financed by the European Union’s LIFE programme, has allowed for the creation of conditions to sustainably promote a Life Cycle approach within SME’s.
In Wallonia, through GreenWin, the LCiP project has made possible:
Detailed information on each of these activities, and on those undertaken in other participating regions, can be found on the LCiP project website.
These projects were undertaken with the assistance of experts from the CSTC, MateriaNova and ULG / PEPs in order to initiate first steps taken towards a LCA by SMEs in the construction and waste treatment sectors.
After the completion of these projects, each of the pilot SMEs was able to demonstrate a high environmental impact (or « hotspot ») of a product or process, and identify tangible leads for improvement.
The testimonials in the videos below attest to these trials. In addition each pilot project was the subject of a case study, the results of which can be found on the LCiP project website.