Boosting Health Sector to reduce its environmental impact using an innovative decision-making process based on LCA/LCC

The main objective of the project is to reduce the environmental impact associated to the health sector (e.g. hospitals) by facilitating the decision making process of the management through:

  • Showing the real environmental and economic impact of the different environmental aspects associated to the organisation, considering their entire life cycle (highlighting hidden or external costs).
  • Identifying the “key performance indicators” (KEPIs) and “functional units” which best fit with Health sector characteristics, in order to monitor and control these aspects.
  • Identifying the Best Available Techniques (BATs) that can be applied to reduce these aspects, including technical, environmental and economic assessments.
  • Supporting, with quantitative figures, the definition of “Sustainable Action Plans” to be applied to each centre, taking into account the previous information.
  • Allowing a clear and quantitative comparison between the initial and improved situation (i.e. after action plan implementation), from an economic and environmental view point.

Project Budget: 1'017'355 €

LEITAT Budget: 263'562 €

Financial Framework: LIFE+

Contract number: LIFE12 ENV/ES/000124

Start Date: 01/07/2013

End Date: 01/07/2016


Contact Manager: M. Viallon

With the contribution of the LIFE financial instrument of the European Union