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Life-cycle impact assessment

Life-cycle impact assessment

a conceptual framework, key issues, and summary of existing methods.

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Published by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards in Research Triangle Park, NC .
Written in English

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  • Product life cycle.

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    Other titlesLife cycle impact assessment.
    ContributionsUnited States. Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards.
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Pagination1 v. (various pagings)
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15483688M


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This book offers a detailed presentation of the principles and practice of life cycle impact assessment. As a volume of the LCA compendium, the book is structured according to the LCIA framework developed by the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO)passing through the phases of definition or selection of impact categories, category indicators and.

MARY ANN CURRAN, PhD, is an internationally recognized expert in the field of life cycle assessment and management. She began working on LCA methodology in at the U.S.

EPA's National Risk Management Research Laboratory in Cincinnati, Ohio. About this book. This first hands-on guide to ISO-compliant Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) makes this powerful tool immediately accessible to both professionals and students.

Following a general introduction on the philosophy and purpose of LCA, the reader is taken through all the stages of a complete LCA analysis, with each step exemplified by. This book is a uniquely pedagogical while still comprehensive state-of-the-art description of LCA-methodology and its broad range of applications.

The five parts of the book conveniently provide: I) the history and context of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) with its central role as quantitative and.

Book Description. Environmental Life Cycle Assessment is a pivotal guide to Life-cycle impact assessment book environmental problems and reducing related impacts for companies and organizations in need of life cycle assessment (LCA).

LCA, a unique sustainability tool, provides a framework that addresses a growing demand for practical technological solutions. Life Cycle Assessment (LCA): A Guide to Best Practice - Kindle edition by Klöpffer, Walter, Birgit Grahl. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets.

Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Life Cycle Assessment (LCA): A Guide to Best Practice/5(3). Life cycle impact assessment (LCIA) is a method used to clarify the intensity of the LCI results with respect to their environmental effects, such as climate change, human health, and biodiversity.

The LCIA is also used to conduct a comprehensive evaluation by integrating the environmental effects. In this case study, the distance-to-target (DtT) method was applied. Environmental Life Cycle Assessment is a pivotal guide to identifying environmental problems and reducing related impacts for companies and organizations in need of life cycle assessment (LCA).

LCA, a unique sustainability tool, provides a framework that Life-cycle impact assessment book a growing demand for practical technological solutions. Life Cycle Assessment (LCA): A Guide to Best Practice - Kindle edition by Klöpffer, Walter, Grahl, Birgit. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets.

Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Life Cycle Assessment (LCA): A Guide to Best Practice/5(3). Life Cycle Assessment is a guide for architects, engineers, and builders, presenting the principles and art of performing life cycle impact assessments of materials and whole buildings, including the need to define meaningful goals and objectives and critically evaluate analysis assumptions.

The life cycle impact assessment follows the default methods at midpoint level recommended by the International Reference Life Cycle Data System. The. During the life cycle impact assessment (LCIA) phase of LCA, impact assessment methods are used to quantify the extent to which the activities represented by the life cycle inventory model contribute to specific resource, environmental, and/or human health impacts.

A wide variety of LCIA methods are available for use by LCA practitioners. For example, impact assessment. Life Cycle Assessment is a guide for architects, engineers, and builders, presenting the principles and art of performing life cycle impact assessments of materials and whole buildings, including the need to define meaningful goals and objectives and critically evaluate analysis assumptions.

As part of the PocketArchitecture Series, the book. This student version of the popular bestseller, Life Cycle Assessment Handbook, is not a watered-down version of the original, but retains all of the important information and valuable lessons provided in the first book, along with helpful problems and solutions for the student learning about Life Cycle Assessment (LCA).

As the last several decades have seen a Author: Mary Ann Curran. This book describes the importance of the goal and scope phase for the entire LCA study.

In this first phase of the LCA framework (ISO standardized), the purpose of Author: Mary Ann Curran. “Printed Scholarly Books and E-reader Reading Devices: A Comparative Life Cycle Assessment of Two Book Options” is an analytical report comparing books and E-readers using life cycle assessment by Greg Kozak.

It is a very comprehensive report comparing books and E-readers in various LCA perspectives. Life-cycle assessment or life cycle assessment (LCA, also known as life-cycle analysis) is a methodology for assessing environmental impacts associated with all the stages of the life-cycle of a commercial product, process, or instance, in the case of a manufactured product, environmental impacts are assessed from raw material extraction and processing (cradle).

This chapter serves as an introduction to the presentation of the many aspects of life cycle impact assessment (LCIA) in this volume of the book series ‘LCA Compendium’.

It starts with a brief Cited by: Module 8: Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment • The evolution of environmental management strategies from end-of-pipe control to life-cycle based sustainability.

• Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment integrates the information from LCA, life cycle costing and social life cycle assessment in the decision making process. is defined in the goal and scope, so that the whole life cycle of the product can be taken into account (iii) Impact Assessment In the Life Cycle Impact Assessment (LCIA), the product or production system is examined from an environmental perspective using category indicators.

The LCIA also provides information for the interpretation phase. This book offers a detailed presentation of the principles and practice of life cycle impact assessment.

As a volume of the LCA compendium, the book is structured according to the LCIA framework developed by the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO)passing through the phases of definition or selection of impact categories, category indicators and Brand: Springer Netherlands.

ILCD Handbook: General guide for Life Cycle Assessment - Detailed guidance First edition iv Executive summary Overview Life Cycle Thinking (LCT) and Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) are the scientific approaches behind modern environmental policies and business decision support related to Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP).

Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is a technique or a tool to evaluate and quantify the environmental impact of a product or service. Life Cycle Assessment captures the whole supply chain (from cradle to grave) with its individual stages.

From raw-material production, production, distribution, transportation, use and disposal of a specific product (or service). 2 An Overview of the Life Cycle Assessment Method - Past, Present, and Future 15 Reinout Heijungs and Jeroen B. Guinee. Life Cycle Inventory Modeling in Practice 43 Beverly Sauer.

4 Life Cycle Impact Assessment 67 Manuele Margni and Mary Ann Curran. 5 Sourcing Life Cycle Inventory Data Mary Ann Curran. 6 Software for Life Cycle Author: Mary Ann Curran. In life cycle assessment (LCA), environmental impacts are classified according to the methodology used.

Several life cycle impact assessment (LCIA) methods are currently used, and the method selected and the particulars thereof may influence the results obtained. This study characterized the main LCIA methods used and the most relevant categories of environmental Author: Magali Rejane Rigon, Rafael Zortea, Carlos Alberto Mendes Moraes, Regina Célia Espinosa Modolo.

Life Cycle Assessment is a process to evaluate the environmental burdens associated with a product, process, or activity by identifying and quantifying energy and materials used and wastes released to the environment; to assess the impact of those energy and materials used and releases to the environment; and to identify and evaluate opportunities to affect environmental.

INTRODUCTION Life cycle assessment is a tool for systematic evaluation of the environmental impact of a product throughout each stage of its life cycle It is also called as life cycle analysis,eco balance or cradle to grave analysis It considers all the environmental impact right from the extraction of raw material to its final disposal It.

The book is available at on-line bookshops and the Chalmers Store. Available through course homepage or Chalmers library: Lecture slides (including guest lecturers) Available at course homepage; Margni, M, Curran, MA (). Life Cycle Impact Assessment. In: Curran, MA (ed.) (): Life cycle assessment handbook, pp.

Beverly   Life Cycle Assessment is a guide for architects, engineers, and builders, presenting the principles and art of performing life cycle impact assessments of materials and whole buildings, including the need to define meaningful goals and objectives and critically evaluate analysis by: B Resource Guide: Conducting a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) Last updated: 2/16/ page 5 of 7 Key Findings of The Study.

One of the key findings showed that the choice of container size has a greater impactFile Size: 90KB. Life Cycle Assessment (also known as life cycle analysis, or cradle-to-grave analysis) is a method of assessing environmental impacts associated with all stages of a product's life.

For example, it measures impact from raw material extraction to materials processing, manufacture, distribution, use, repair and maintenance, and disposal or recycling. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Life-Cycle Impact Assessement: Striving towards Best Practice (, Hardcover) at the best online prices at eBay.

Free shipping for many products. The life-cycle impact assessment (LCIA) standard is intended to guide practitioners and users in assessing potential environmental effects associated with specific industrial systems. The standard outlines a general ''inventory interpretation'' approach to LCIA in which potential system impacts are predicted on the basis of inventory analysis data.

Production important for climate. A full life cycle assessment covers several impact categories such as potential for global warming, acidification and toxicity, using a cradle-to-grave perspective including everything from acquisition of raw material, production, assembly, distribution, transports, use and end-of-life treatment.

The five parts of the book conveniently provide: I) the history and context of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) with its central role as quantitative and scientifically-based tool supporting society’s transitioning towards a sustainable economy; II) all there is to know about LCA methodology illustrated by a red-thread example which evolves as the Brand: Springer International Publishing.

Whole Building Life Cycle Assessment: Reference Building Structure and Strategies serves as a guide for the project team to define and model the structural system within the reference building design as required by green building standards and rating systems.

The book is. The global economy is using growing amounts of natural resources such as raw materials, water, and land by making and using goods, services, and infrastructure. Aspirations on international, regional, and national levels e.g., the Sustainable Development Goals, the EU flagship initiative Roadmap to a Resource Efficient Europe or the German Program for Resource Efficiency are Cited by: 1.

Beginning as merely energy analysis and expanding to a comprehensive environmental burden analysis in the s, full-fledged life cycle impact assessment and life cycle costing (LCC) models were introduced in the s and s, and social-LCA and particularly consequential LCA gained ground in the first decade of the 21st century.

Life-Cycle Assessment (LCA) – also called Life-Cycle Analysis – is a tool for examining the total environmental impact of a product through every step of its life – from obtaining raw materials all the way through making it in a factory, selling it in a store, using it in the workplace or at home, and disposing of it.

(Bishop,p. )File Size: 1MB. U NCORRECT ED 1 PROOF Chapter 10 2 Life Cycle Impact Assessment 3 Ralph K. Rosenbaum, Michael Hauschild, Anne-Marie Boulay, 4 Peter Fantke, Alexis Laurent, Montserrat Núñez and Marisa Vieira 5 Abstract This chapter is dedicated to the third phase of an LCA study, the Life 6 Cycle Impact Assessment (LCIA) where the life cycle inventory’s information on 7.

Life Cycle Assessment is a guide for architects, engineers, and builders, presenting the principles and art of performing life cycle impact assessments of materials and whole buildings, including the need to define meaningful goals and objectives and critically evaluate analysis : 7.

Life cycle assessment method for environmental impact evaluation and certification systems for textiles and clothing Introduction Life cycle assessment and environmental impacts of textiles and clothing Standards and associations for environmental management systems Eco-labelling and certification of textiles and clothing.The LCA framework: Life cycle assessment involves a 4 stage process.

Involving goal and scope definition, inventory analysis, impact assessment, and interpretation. Environmental indicators: Life cycle assessment results can include up to 20 different environmental indicators, such as global warming potential (carbon footprint), toxicity.