Selected reference projects

Critical Reviews of Life Cycle Assessments (according to ISO 14040 / 14044) and Carbon Footprints (according to Greenhouse Gas Protocol), e.g.

  • Comparison of the potential environmental impacts of a new versus an incumbent pigment for different paint formulations. [reference]
  • Critical Review of a Carbon Balance for industrial thermal solar systems taking into account the product as well as the organisational carbon footprint;
  • Critical Review of an LCA study on packaging substitution for facial creams;
  • Critical Review of a comparative LCA of different types of garden hoses taking into accont a waste treatment process PVC post-consumer waste;
  • Critical Review of an LCA for a data storage server.

Critical Reviews of Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs). Approved verifier for two EPD programme holders, i.e the German EPD Scheme for Building and Construction Products (Institut für Bauen und Umwelt, IBU) and the International EPD System (Environdec). Verification of well over 50 standard- and industry association EPDs as well as associated interactive software tools.


Programme Manager and provision of Critical Reviews of PlasticsEurope Eco-profiles. Strategic advice, support for marketing initiatives and further development of the underlying methodology.


Critical Review of the development and continuous management process of LCA databases for a leading LCA database provider. [reference]


Project management for the development of criteria to award products with the EU Ecolabel (Project for the European Commission).


Development of a sustainable decision-making framework for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), State of Victoria, as part of a strategy to support life cycle science at EPA and to ensure better decisions in relation to EPA’s sustainability objectives (3 year project).


Organisation and delivery of carbon and water footprint workshops attended by ~70 participants from industry, academia and government organisations.


Project management and conduct of life cycle assessments for a range of different industries, e.g.

  • Carbon footprint measurement for the New Zealand dairy industry;
  • Development of a streamlined sustainability assessment calculator for alternative water and sewage servicing options;
  • Comparative LCA study for two alternative steel making technologies for a large international steel manufacturer;
  • Project management for the collection of life cycle inventory data of water and wastewater treatment chemicals enabling water utilities to undertake more accurate LCAs;
  • Research for an LCA for the Australian meat and livestock industry which quantified a range of environmental impacts for beef and lamb meat production.

Lecturing on sustainability, life cycle assessment, life cycle management, eco-labels and carbon footprinting at the University of New South Wales (Sydney), King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (Saudi Arabia), University of Hohenheim and the College for Economy and Environment Nürtingen (both Germany).