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The ArcelorMittal Steligence® project has recently won the WSA Steelie Award in the “Excellence in Life Cycle Assessment” category in Tokyo, Japan the 16th October 2018.
CRM Group is at the core of this result: the team in CRM Group has developed a robust and objective assessment methodology for comparing building construction options for any type of building with respect to their impacts on environmental, economic, and social sustainability. Furthermore, the CRM Group worked on the definition and assessment about 17 key performance indicators (KPIs) from Life Cycle Assessment, Life Cycle Costing and Social impact assessment, but especially more on economic indicators life cycle costing “LCC” and social impact indicators such as: acoustic performance, thermal comfort, indoor air quality, flexibility among others. Life Cycle Assessment is integrated in a systematic way – along with social and economic aspects – into a sustainability tool developed by CRM Group with the participation of VTT (Technical Research Centre of Finland) within the Steligence® project to promote building eco-design based on the needs of different players in the construction field (developers, architects, contractors, engineers). A LCA tool based on the expertise in construction of CRM Group with the environmental impact assessment LCA expertise of ArcelorMittal R&D was developed by ArcelorMittal Sustainability R&D to compare and optimize the environmental performance of building construction alternatives.
The Steligence® project facilitates eco-design of buildings and building components through a customer-focused co-engineering approach. The Steligence® project highlights steel’s role as a sustainable material and the material of choice for the construction industry.
The Steelie Awards recognise member companies or individuals for their contribution to the steel industry over a one-year period in a series of categories impacting the steel industry. The Steelies are awarded each year at WSA’s (Worldsteel Association) General Assembly in October.