MFA

A framework for sustainable and circular system design: development and application on thermal insulation materials

Circular economy is increasingly promoted as a solution to decouple economic growth and environmental impacts. To design a circular and sustainable system, a structured approach is needed. In this study, we suggest to follow a 3-step approach. First, the status quo is evaluated using environmental assessment methods. We determine current circularity (share of assessed product and material retained and further used in the system), environmental impacts, the most impactful products and processes, and assess contaminants and impurities.

ODYM – An Open Software Framework for Studying Dynamic Material Systems. Principles, Implementation, and Data Structures

Material flow analysis (MFA) studies the stocks and flows of goods and substances in systems. The methods and algorithms of MFA have improved over the last years, but a flexible platform that integrates recent modeling advances such as simultaneous …

Circular System Design -- Fallbeispiel Isolationsmaterialien Schweiz

Circular System Design: A case study on insulation material in Switzerland

Building material use and associated environmental impacts in China 2000-2015

Circular System Design – A Case Study on Insulation Material in Switzerland

Circular System Design – A Case Study on Insulation Material in Switzerland