ISIE Americas 2016 meeting "Industrial Ecology and Green Transformation"

May 25-27, 2016
Universidad de los Andes (Uniandes),Bogotá, Colombia.
The ISIE venue will allow discussing the latest Industrial Ecology work by American and other world scholars, as well as search for ways to foster more sustainable industrial systems in Latin America’s emerging economies. Conference organizers include the UniAndes School of Management, which is a Latin America’s pioneer school addressing sustainable development management, and works closely with leading North American universities engaged in Industrial Ecology research. Also, the Yale University Center for Industrial Ecology, and the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC). Leading IE researchers from Mexico, Costa Rica, Brazil, Chile and other Latin American countries will also be on hand.

Oral Presentations

The FertileCity Project: improving local food production in cities from an industrial ecology approach

David Sanjuan-Delmás, Pere Llorach-Masana, Esther Sanyé-Mengual, Alejandro Josa, Juan Ignacio Montero and Joan Rieradevall


Life Cycle Assessment of the use of natural materials as thermal insulation in buildings. The case of cork boards

Jorge Sierra-Pérez1,2, Martha Demertzi3, Ana C. Dias3, Jesús Boschmonart-Rives1,4, Xavier Gabarrell1,5

1Sostenipra. Institute of Environmental Science and Technology (ICTA), Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain

2Centro Universitario de la Defensa, Zaragoza, Spain

3Centro de Estudos do Ambiente e do Mar (CESAM). Universidade de Aveiro . Portugal

4 Inèdit Innovació, S.L. Parc de Recerca de la Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), Barcelona, Spain

5 Department of Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering (XBR), Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), Barcelona, Spain

Life Cycle Assessment of the use of natural materials as thermal insulation in buildings. The case of cork boards

Drinking water and sewer networks in Spanish medium-sized cities: an environmental assessment from an industrial ecology perspective

David Sanjuan-Delmás (UAB) // Anna Petit-Boix (UAB) // Desirée Marín (CETaqua) // Alejandro Josa (UPC) // Joan Rieradevall (UAB) // Xavier Gabarell (UAB

Life cycle assessment of organic and mineral fertilizers in a crop sequence of cauliflower and tomato

Roberto Quirós, Xavier Gabarrell(UAB), Gara Villalba (UAB) and Pere Muñoz (IRTA)

Tools for implementing and communicating eco-design in the furniture sector

Pere Llorach, Anna Petit-Boix, Esther Sanyé, Joan Rieradevall, Xavier Gabarrell, Raúl Garcia, Carles Martínez-Gasol, Víctor Vázquez, Gloria Rodríguez and Rafael Rodríguez


Poster session

Integration of assessment methodologies of environmental impacts (LCA, MFA) in industrial processes and systems in the management of waste materials, with particular attention to Macerata Province (Italy)

E. Neri1, X. Gabarrell Durany2, F. Passarini1,3, M. Boccarossa4, J. Rieradevall2, E. Sevigné Itoiz5, C. Gasol M.6
1Department of Industrial Chemistry “Toso Montanari”, University of Bologna, Italy
2Sostenipra. Institute of Environmental Science and Technology, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB); Department of Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering, Xarxa de
Referència en Biotecnologia (XRB), School of Engineering (ETSE), Catalonia.
3Centro Interdipartimentale di Ricerca Industriale “Energia e Ambiente”, University of Bologna, Italy.
4Regional waste cadastre section, provincial Department ARPAM Pesaro, Italy
5Centre of Environmental Policy, Imperial College London, South Kensington Campus, London
6Inèdit Innovació S.L. UAB Research Park. Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) *Corresponding

Improving energy efficiency of buildings metabolism and promoting local food production through integrated rooftop greenhouses (i-RTGs)

Ana Nadal, Eva Cuerva, Ilena Cerón, Alejandro Josa and Joan Rieradevall