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Life Cycle Assessment of the UBC Thunderbirds teams, events, and venues

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dc.contributor.author Dolf, Matt
dc.date.accessioned 2012-05-16T22:54:37Z
dc.date.available 2012-05-16T22:54:37Z
dc.date.issued 2012-05-10
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2429/42332
dc.description.abstract This study was commissioned by UBC Athletics & Recreation (UBC A&R). The goal was to carry out a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and provide UBC A&R with a tool to assess and manage the environmental impacts of their varsity “Thunderbird” teams, venues, and events. A principal aim of this study was to apply rigorous evaluation methods in a resource-efficient manner to identify major impacts from UBC A&Rs operations, stakeholders, and supply chain. The study uses the IMPACT 2002+ LCA method to determine cradle–to–grave impacts across the environmental damage categories of climate change (Carbon Footprint), human health, water withdrawal, ecosystem quality, and resource depletion. The unit of analysis was the provision of an entertainment / athletic experience to participants of the UBC A&R Thunderbird sports events for the 2011/2012 season. The results showed a total annual footprint of 8,300 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalents. The largest contributors were venues (72%) and travel (24%) — with food, office, waste, communication, and accommodation combining for the remaining 4%. The results, data, and methodology presented in this report have been incorporated into the Quantis SUITE 2.0 LCA software tool. General recommendations for impact mitigation opportunities and ongoing data collection strategies are also included. UBC A&R will use this to track and report on environmental performance. This approach represents a new level of sophistication for sustainability management and assessment of the events industry. en
dc.language.iso eng en
dc.publisher UBC Centre for Sport and Sustainability en
dc.relation.ispartof Centre for Sport and Sustainability (CSS) Projects en
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial 2.5 Canada
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/
dc.subject Life Cycle Assessment en
dc.subject Carbon Footprint en
dc.subject Sport en
dc.subject Events en
dc.subject Environmental Impact Assessment en
dc.subject UBC Athletics en
dc.title Life Cycle Assessment of the UBC Thunderbirds teams, events, and venues en
dc.type Text en
dc.type.text Report en
dc.description.affiliation Sport and Sustainability, Centre for en
dc.description.reviewstatus Unreviewed en
dc.rights.copyright Matt Dolf en
dc.description.scholarlevel Graduate en

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