May 1st, 2009
From Green Right Now Reports
GE Global Research said this week it will create an Ecoassessment Center of Excellence to study ways of assessing and managing the environmental impact throughout the full lifecycle of its products.
The new center is expected to evaluate products for their environmental impact beginning with the raw materials used in early stage research through every step, ending with the disposal of each product at the completion of its useful life. GE said a dedicated, multi-disciplinary team of scientists and engineers will systematically develop better, more energy efficient ways to design and manage products.