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dc.contributor.authorManz, Oliver-
dc.contributor.authorMeyer, Sonja-
dc.contributor.authorBaumgartner, Corinna-
dc.description.abstractDigitization and sustainability are the two big topics of our current time. As the usage of digital products like IoT devices continues to grow, it affects the energy consumption caused by the Internet. At the same time, more and more companies feel the need to become carbon neutral and sustainable. Determining the environmental impact of an IoT device is challenging, as the production of the hardware components should be considered and the electricity consumption of the Internet since this is the primary communication medium of an IoT device. Estimating the electricity consumption of the Internet itself is a complex task. We performed a life cycle assessment (LCA) to determine the environmental impact of an intelligent smoke detector sold in Germany, taking its whole life-cycle from cradle-to-grave into account. We applied the impact assessment method ReCiPe 2016 Midpoint and compared its results with ILCD 2011 Midpoint+ to check the robustness of our results. The LCA results showed that electricity consumption during the use phase is the main contributor to environmental impacts. The mining of coal causes this contribution, which is a part of the German electricity mix. Consequently, the smoke detector mainly contributes to the impact categories of freshwater and marine ecotoxicity, but only marginally to global warming.de_CH
dc.publisherAssociation for Computing Machineryde_CH
dc.subjectLife cycle assessmentde_CH
dc.subjectInternet of Thingsde_CH
dc.subjectEnvironmental impactde_CH
dc.subjectIoT productde_CH
dc.subjectLIfe cycle analysisde_CH
dc.subject.ddc004: Informatikde_CH
dc.subject.ddc333: Bodenwirtschaft und Ressourcende_CH
dc.titleLife cycle assessment of an Internet of Things product : environmental impact of an intelligent smoke detectorde_CH
dc.typeKonferenz: Paperde_CH
zhaw.departementSchool of Engineeringde_CH
zhaw.organisationalunitInstitut für Nachhaltige Entwicklung (INE)de_CH
zhaw.publisher.placeNew Yorkde_CH
zhaw.conference.details11th International Conference on the Internet of Things, St. Gallen (online), 8-11 November 2021de_CH
zhaw.publication.reviewPeer review (Publikation)de_CH
zhaw.title.proceedingsIoT '21 Proceedingsde_CH
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