ECOLABEL renamed to LCE4ROADS and gets new Project Coordinator
The 36-month FP7 project – “Development of a novel ECOLABELing EU-harmonised methodology for cost-effective, safer and greener road products and infrastructure” (ECOLABEL), which has now been running for almost 18 months, is in the process of changing its name to LCE4ROADS – “Life Cycle Engineering approach to develop a novel EU-harmonized sustainability certification system for cost-effective, safer and greener road infrastructures”. This follows feedback from the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Environment (DG Environment), who pointed out that “ECOLABEL” could be easily confused with the EU Ecolabel of the same name. Recent work within the project has also clarified the fact that the outcome will lead towards a certification system rather than a methodology, hence the change in the title as well as the name. The logo and name are currently being updated on all the communications tools, and the website will change shortly to www.lce4roads.eu but you will still be able to access it for a while via www.ecolabelproject.eu.
At the same time, due to an internal reorganisation within ACCIONA, the Project Coordinator is also changing from Carlos Martin-Portugues Montoliu to MEng. Rocío Fernández Flores as a result of her progressive involvement in the management and technical tasks during the project. Carlos will remain involved in the project as Scientific and Technical Coordinator. Contact Rocio with any questions at rocio.fernandez.flores.EXT@acciona.com