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Life Cycle Assessment Expert Appointed to SCS-002 Standards Committee; Additional Openings PDF Print E-mail
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Madison, WI – April 5, 2010 – Leonardo Academy welcomes Thomas Gloria, Managing Director of Industrial Ecology Consultants, as the newest member of the Type III Life-Cycle Impact Profile Declarations for Materials, Products, Services and Systems (SCS-002) Standards Committee. With more than 19 years of professional experience in sustainability management consulting and information technology engineering design, Dr. Gloria’s expertise includes environmental life cycle assessment and life cycle management, applied environment cost modeling, methods and policy implications regarding greenhouse gas emissions inventories, energy efficiency feasibility analysis, and product innovation. Dr. Gloria is a Life Cycle Assessment Certified Professional and serves as a faculty member at Bainbridge Graduate Institute. He was appointed to the SCS-002 Standards Committee under the General Interest Category.

Two Committee Openings Announced
Applications are now being accepted for two vacancies on the SCS-002 Committee, within the User and Environmentalist Categories. Any individual or representative of an organization that 1) uses goods, including finished product manufacturers, retailers, architects, and designers or 2) is focused on preserving and improving the environment, and is interested in participating in a national dialogue on life-cycle assessment and Type III labeling, is encouraged to apply.

To receive an application for the open Standards Committee seats, please contact Amanda Raster at Leonardo Academy (Tel: 608-280-0255, Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ). Applications must be submitted by 5:00 pm (CDT) on Wednesday, May 5, 2010. The new Committee members will be announced on Monday, May 17, 2010.

About the Committee
The SCS-002 Standards Committee is working to develop a life-cycle assessment framework, calculation algorithms and standardized declaration format for assessing, quantifying and reporting the environmental performance of materials, products, services and systems. The SCS-002 standard will include frameworks for four dependent practices:  Climate Metrics, Environmentally Preferable Purchasing (EPP) and Management, Building Declarations and a National Type III Label.  Leonardo Academy, a nonprofit organization that works to advance sustainability, is providing facilitation and process support for the standard development initiative, under the rules of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).

The SCS-002 Committee consists of a skilled, diverse membership representing building owners, operators and developers; product designers and manufacturers; energy providers; telecommunications; architects; environmental consultants; certifiers; industry trade associations; and government representatives. Outreach efforts over the next several months will focus on engaging additional participation in the process from academia and research, environmental NGOs, consumer groups and other interested stakeholders. For more information, visit:


Leonardo Academy is the ANSI-accredited standards development organization facilitating the SCS-002 standard setting process. Leonardo Academy is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing sustainability by leveraging innovative tools and information to motivate the competitive market. We develop integrative sustainability solutions designed to enhance the environmental stewardship, social responsibility and economic prosperity of organizations, corporations and individuals. By utilizing an interdisciplinary approach to sustainability education and implementation, we strive to make sustainability practical for everyone.


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