Sustainability assessment (WP3)

WP3 will focus on the definition of a methodology and the creation of a tool to perform a broad sustainability assessment of the technologies investigated in WP1 and WP2. This tool will be based on environmental Lifecycle Assessment (LCA) that will incorporate cost analysis and social sustainability metrics together with a comprehensive set of economic, social, and environmental indicators. WP3 will have UNOTT (D.Lo Presti & T.Parry) as the academic leader with IFSTTAR (A.Julien) as the deputy leader. WP3 will include the following tasks:

  • Project 3.1 (ER1) : Definition of sustainability assessment factors and current state-of-the-art in sustainable practices – 2014-2016
  • Project 3.2 (ER2) : Sustainability assessment of Railways and SUP&R ITN technologies – 2016 – 2017
  • Project 3.3 (ER3) : Life cycle impact assessment of Road and Railway Practices –methodology and tools – 2016 – 2017