PROJECTS

According to the research topics:

Building

Energy

Materials

Residual materials

Digital technologies

Buildings

Project in partnership with Provencher-Roy and CIRCERB

Investigate the environmental profiles variability of an existing office building in Quebec (Canada), that is LEED certified and where more than 95% of the electricity consumption mix is renewable. 

Project in partnership with CIRCERB

Develop tools accessible to material designers to maintain and evaluate the evolution of the environmental benefit of bio-based materials.

Project in partnership with CIRCERB

Evaluating the environmental consequences of changes caused by an in- crease in the application of wood in the construction sector to to develop a model that combines existing methods for modeling flows at the market scale with those for assessing environmental impacts.

Project in partnership with CIRCERB

Develop a Life Cycle Sustainability Analysis (LCSA) methodology and apply the resulting tool to the multi-story hybrid (wood-concrete) building.

Project in partnership with CIRCERB

Propose a novel procedure for modeling materials with multiple life cycles through allocation methods from an attributional and consequential LCA perspective.

 

Energy

 

Project in partnership with Esmia

Develop a transparent method to combine a TIMES family MSOE and life cycle assessment methods and apply it to the Quebec case.

Projet en partenariat avec Esmia
Model and evaluate the contributions - in terms of environmental impact, electrical capacity and cost-effectiveness - of behavioural disruptions and compare them to "technological" scenarios that constraint the GHG emissions.

Project in partnership with IREQ-HQ and PSI Switzerland

Develop a prospective assessment framework to evaluate the long-term environmental impacts of changes in energy systems, and apply this new approach to the case of energy storage in order to quantify the environmental performance of different technologies within several scenarios of long-term evolution of energy systems.

 

Materials

Project in partnership with the Ministère du transport du Québec

The goal is to develop a dynamic consequential LCA model allowing to take into account, in the environmental impacts, the changes induced on the market by new decisions related to the selection between a pavement in concrete or asphalt.

Project in partnership with the SAQ and the Chair in glass recovery

Evaluate the direct and indirect environmental consequences of a transition to a circular economy with a high spatiotemporal resolution.

 

Residual materials

Project in partnership with Englobe and the City of Sherbrooke

Identify an optimal scenario for the management of organic matter. The aim being that current and planned developments in organic waste management can be achieved without jeopardizing the sustainability of the territorial system already in place.

Project in partnership with the SAQ and the Chair in glass valorization

Evaluation of the environmental impact of the open-loop circular economy principle, using the Life Cycle Assessment methodology, in the case of the use of recycled glass powder in concrete as a supplementary cementing material.

Project in partnership with CIRCERB 

Propose a novel procedure for modeling materials with multiple life cycles through allocation methods from an attributional and consequential LCA perspective.

 

Digital technologies

Environmental life cycle assessment of the quantum computer and application of the quantum computer in the service of life cycle assessment

Project in partnership with Institut Quantique 
This project aims to study quantum computer technologies that arise to solve intractable problems to reduce the environmental impact of computing.