STUTTGART, GERMANY and BOULDER, CO and LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwired - Dec 12, 2013) - PE INTERNATIONAL, a global sustainability software and services firm, today announced the latest version of its market-leading GaBi software and the launch of the new GaBi Server. With 25 percent more data than in prior releases, the newest GaBi platform is the only product of its kind to offer such comprehensive environmental information to help manufacturers make the most sustainable decisions from the onset of product design throughout the entire product life cycle -- cradle to grave. With the launch of GaBi Server, it is now possible for teams to collaborate on LCA projects globally sharing the same database and version to dramatically save time, reduce costs and improve overall LCA quality.

GaBi is the leading environmental sustainability resource for every manufactured product. The latest platform offers more than 7,000 datasets, the latest PEF compliance and the most comprehensive information 'out of the box' for companies looking to create Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs.) It has evolved into a suite that combines detailed modelling with portfolio-level automation and easy-to-use web based platforms. The solution is easy-to-use for the non-expert LCA stakeholders and addresses the complex requirements of sustainability managers to assess raw materials and manufacturing processes. It helps focus improvements such as water and energy usage and reduction of carbon emissions in product manufacturing. GaBi brings to light the social impact, health and safety and other considerations involved in creating a product.

"After speaking with customers of PE INTERNATIONAL's GaBi solution last spring, it was clear that users are benefitting from the software in a variety of ways," said Janet Lin, vice president and research director at Verdantix. "The latest release of GaBi, with support for collaboration and an even larger environmental database, should further the use of the software, making design teams more productive on their path to creating more sustainable products." 

The New GaBi Server Helps LCA Experts Collaborate

PE INTERNATIONAL has created and released the new GaBi Server module to enable a more productive work environment and provide quality assurance for organizations with more than two practitioners. One standard database ensures everyone is working with the same information and data regardless of their location, thereby reducing the risk of duplication and saving time. In addition, new modelling standards and workflow enhances quality and further improves team collaboration with features for adding, updating and sharing information. Centralized management capabilities help to streamline the entire process.

"With our annual upgrade to the GaBi platform we are delivering features in response to our customers' needs and in pace with the ever expanding sustainability marketplace," said Peter Girard, product manager, GaBi Software, PE INTERNATIONAL. "We are pleased to introduce some new modules, expanded databases and software enhancements that make the entire LCA process easier, less expensive and even more comprehensive." 

Three project solutions to get started with LCA
With this launch, PE INTERNATIONAL introduces three customized GaBi software and service solutions for some of the most common LCA tasks. GaBi for Eco Design, GaBi LCA for Research and Product Innovation, and GaBi for Rapid EPD and Compliance Reporting, help customers solve their most pressing sustainability challenges. These new solutions get clients up and running quickly and address their specific business challenges.

More information and quality with the latest GaBi Release
The newly expanded environmental databases within the product are the most comprehensive on the market and more than 700 datasets now conform to the EN 15804 calculation method (the EU-wide standard for EPDs) and can be used to generate EPDs and whole building calculations. All data has been upgraded to represent current technology and supply chains and latest developments in LCIA methodologies.

There are other benefits to the new release of GaBi. ILCD data exchange functionality means that any GaBi dataset can be easily exported and exchanged with other practitioners and software - making it easy for users to integrate sustainability data throughout their internal systems. The new quality assurance features allow users to track the status of all objects in their GaBi projects so that those that have been checked can be locked and those in draft format or need of review are easily found and documented. All software is fully compatible with GaBi Envision and DfX, two other key modules in the GaBi Product Sustainability Suite.

PE INTERNATIONAL is the global leader in integrated product and enterprise sustainability performance with proven software solutions, sustainability databases and unparalleled consulting expertise. With more than 20 years of experience and 20 offices around the globe, PE INTERNATIONAL works with 1,500 clients including companies such as Bayer, Hewlett-Packard, Interface, Kraft Foods, Siemens, Unilever and Volkswagen. For more information:

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