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Eric Masanet
International Energy Studies Group
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Thursday, February 24, 2011
12:00-1:00 p.m.
ERC 490

There is growing interest in the development of tools and methods for calculating the supply
chain energy and carbon “footprints” associated with products and services. However,
relatively little attention has been paid to the development of models that allow decision
makers to assess realistic opportunities for reducing such footprints. This presentation will
provide an overview of STEP, a new supply chain energy use and GHG emissions model
that characterizes the key underlying technologies and processes that contribute to the
energy and carbon footprints of a variety products and services. The STEP approach allows
for both environmental and economic assessment of supply chain technology and process
improvements, which can help lead to targeted and better-informed supply chain energy
efficiency and GHG mitigation strategies. A case study will be presented. The talk will
conclude with a discussion of research challenges and opportunities in the nascent field of
supply chain energy and GHG emissions minimization modeling.

Eric Masanet is Deputy Leader of the International Energy Studies Group at Lawrence
Berkeley National Laboratory. He holds a joint research appointment at the University of
California, Berkeley, where he currently serves as Program Manager for the Engineering and
Business for Sustainability Certificate Program. His research foci include life-cycle assessment
of products and industrial systems, regional modeling of industrial energy demand, and
analysis of industrial energy efficiency and greenhouse gas mitigation potentials. He is also
Associate Editor of the journal Resources, Conservation& Recycling. He holds a Ph.D. in
mechanical engineering from UC Berkeley, with a specialization in environmentally-conscious
design and manufacturing.

Organized by the Center for Earth Systems Engineering and Management (CESEM). Pizza will be provided.

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