Towards a sustainable railway infrastructure

Activity: Talk or presentationTalk at conference or symposiumScience to public

Description

Mitigating environmental impacts is one of the main challenges faced by society. This calls for an integration of ecological aspects into current methodologies of life cycle costing (LCC) to ensure sustainability from an economic and ecological point of view. Life cycle assessment (LCA) enables calculating environmental impacts of railway infrastructure and identifying potentials for mitigation within asset management. To realise this potential, the aim should be assessing environmental impacts of production, construction, operation and renewal. Austrian Federal Railways established an innovative approach integrating environmental impacts within the tendering process.
Period29 Jun 2021
Event titlePerformance on Track Summit
Event typeConference
LocationSt. Pölten, Austria
Degree of RecognitionInternational