Life Cycle, Sustainability, & Circular Economy

First Environment understands the significance of knowing how to integrate lifecycle with sustainability into solutions for the circular economy. Our life cycle and circular economy team is led by seasoned staff, including a certified Life Cycle Executive (CLE) with more than 40 years of experience. We assist clients with all facets of developing, verifying, and analyzing projects that ensure a lower footprint for their goods and services in today’s demanding markets. Our services address the many variations of life cycle assessment (LCA) studies including organizing and conducting independent third-party conformance assessments to the ISO 14040 and 14040 LCA standards. We also provide services for screening life cycle studies, environmental product declarations (EPDs), water and carbon footprinting, and avoided emissions studies. Our experts provide clients with the right fit based on their operations and unique goals.

First Environment is also an active leader in the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) process for the U.S. and global community. Our life cycle experts participate in ongoing efforts to develop and update international standards in these areas, and we have leadership roles in the development of new ISO standards like circular economy and carbon neutrality. Our verification and validation expertise is also an asset, helping clients ensure credible investments and obtain third-party assessments.

Areas of Expertise:

  • LCA consulting
  • LCA third-party party ISO peer reviews and panel assessments
  • Sustainability report verification
  • Engineering reviews
  • Circular economy advisory services

Our Work