Bernard De Caevel founded RDC Environment in 1992 with Professor Alfons Buekens (VUB) of whom he was the assistant.
The first studies carried out within RDC Environment cover various aspects of the environment, such as :
In 2006, Michael Ooms and Bernard De Caevel took over the shares of Professor Buekens.
In 1999, RDC Environment finalized the first version of its RangeLCA software, a particularly innovative tool for Life Cycle Assessment studies. More than 250 studies result from this! Since then, the tool has constantly evolved to adapt to new databases being developed around the world. RangeLCA still has features that are unequalled by other LCA tools. For example, high computational speed thanks to a design that integrates from the beginning the use of data ranges (“Range”) instead of individual values, and sensitivity analysis functions that result from this operation in “data range” mode.
In 2011, RDC Environment is taken over by Intertek and brings the company to 36 employees.
In 2013, Bernard De Caevel takes over the company, of which he is now the sole owner. Jo Buekens was appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors.
Today, RDC Environment has about twenty engineers and economists, and its activities focus on:
At the same time, RDC Environment has also developed a subsidiary in France.
During its 25 years of existence, RDC Environment is proud to have carried out several outstanding studies. As the following examples show, they may have influenced decisions towards a more sustainable development of our society:
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