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  • End of life: software-induced obsolescence and wastes?

    End of life: software-induced obsolescence and wastes?

    The end of life stage of a software can be tough to apprehend and manage; this is why today we are focusing exclusively on this stage of the life cycle in an article that complete our Software LCA series. Find the complete Methodological Guide to software LCA as well as a use case on assessment of an application’s environmental impacts. Software hides to die (end of life & obsolescence) The end of life stage of a software is especially hard to apprehend in the life cycle assessment, specifically for the two following reasons:

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  • Software eco-design: what is the life cycle of a software?

    Software eco-design: what is the life cycle of a software?

    The goal of this article is to present the software life cycle. For each issue raised by life cycle assessment we identify in this article, we will indicate the approach we believe is the most appropriate, particularly for environmental impact evaluation. Find the complete Methodological Guide to software LCA as well as a use case on assessment of an application’s environmental impacts. Most manufactured goods’ life cycles, analyzed with a LCA (Life Cycle Assessment), can be considered made of the following six stages:

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  • Software eco-design: software products features

    Software eco-design: software products features

    This article aims at presenting features specific to software during a life cycle assessment (LCA). For each issue raised by these features, we will explain what approach we recommend to assess environmental impacts. Find the complete Methodological Guide to software LCA as well as a use case on assessment of an application’s environmental impacts. Software: tangible or intangible? Software is a very special type of good: • It doesn’t produce any direct tangible waste.

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  • Software eco-design: why conducting a software Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)?

    Software eco-design: why conducting a software Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)?

    Eco-design consists in taking into account environmental and sanitary impacts during conception or improvement phases of a product or service. It is perceived more and more like a value creation process, in all kind of businesses and areas. This phenomenon is growing as companies get more sensitive to their share of responsibility in the future of subjects such as our planet or next generations. The other reason is firms realize the numerous benefits they can get out of such a process.

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