The rise of embodied energy and why it matters

Daniel Cooper

University of Michigan

Dan's research focuses on making impactful contributions to the areas of manufacturing and sustainability, considers multiple scales: identifying significant opportunities to cut emissions and/or costs by conducting large scale analyses on processes, factories and material supply chains, and pursuing a rigorous technical analysis in order to capitalize on the opportunities.


Life cycle assessments of powered products have typically highlighted the dominance of use-phase impacts. However, in recent years, the use-phase efficiency of many products has been improving. For example, heating... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Daniel Cooper (University of Michigan)

Topic Areas

• Products and services, design for the environment, product declarations and labelling , • Management and technology for sustainable and resilient energy, water, food, materials, , • Sustainable consumption and production


TS-13 » Advances in Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment 1 (13:45 - Tuesday, 27th June, Room D)

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