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Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Eco-Impact Estimator 3 End-of-Project Webinar, Session 1 (APAC)

Start Date: 9/22/2021 9:00 AM CWST
End Date: 9/22/2021 10:00 AM CWST


Organization Name: iNEMI

Mark Schaffer
Phone: (984) 333-0820

Session 1 (APAC)
Wednesday, September 22, 2021
9:00-10:00 a.m. CST (China) 
9:00-10:00 p.m. EDT (Americas) on Tuesday, September 21

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Session 2 (Americas/Europe)
Wednesday, September 22, 2021 
11:00 a.m.— 12:00 p.m. EDT (Americas)
5:00-6:00 p.m. CEST (Europe)
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About the Webinar
Key to reducing the environmental impact of a product is the ability to measure that impact. Life cycle assessment (LCA) is a well-recognized way to assess environmental impacts but is typically expensive and time consuming. This webinar will present results from the Eco-Impact Estimator project team’s work on a simplified eco-impact estimator (EiE) for life cycle assessment (LCA). The iNEMI EiE offers a means for product designers and environmental specialists to more easily assess the global warming potential (GWP) of ICT products over their full life cycle (manufacturing, transport, use and end-of-life treatment). 
This project was the third phase of a continuing effort by iNEMI members to improve the existing estimator. iNEMI members worked on collecting, assessing and integrating more contemporary information and data into the estimator. The resulting modernization of the tool offers an enhanced means of measuring ICT product eco-impact that better parallels the technological advances rapidly evolving within this industry. 

This phase of the project also successfully ported the estimator to a web-based tool currently hosted at Purdue University. Having this modernized tool available in database format via a hosting organization makes it more accessible to iNEMI members and academic researchers.  

Get additional information about the Eco-Impact Estimator Project, Phase 3.

About the Speaker
Tom Okrasinski
Senior Manager, Product Environmental Engineering
Nokia Bell Labs
Co-Leader, iNEMI Eco-Impact Estimator Project, Phase 3 

Tom Okrasinski is a Senior Manager of the Product Environmental Engineering Group in Nokia’s Bell Labs Chief Technology Office. Over his career he has been committed to developing eco-sustainable programs and processes for information and communication technologies (ICT) product innovation and development. This includes product environmental life cycle assessment, energy efficiency improvement, eco-beneficial materials research and advancement, and eco-sustainability metrics development.

Prior to Nokia, Tom worked in the telecommunications industry for Alcatel-Lucent and AT&T, and in the energy industry for ExxonMobil. He holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in civil engineering from Drexel University, and is a licensed professional engineer and planner.