Comparing two life cycle assessment approaches : a process model vs . economic input-output-based assessment

  title={Comparing two life cycle assessment approaches : a process model vs . economic input-output-based assessment},
  author={Chris Hendrickson and Arpad Horvath and Satish C Joshi and Markus Klausner},
We compare two tools for Life Cycle Assessment (LCA). The software GaBi (Ganzheitliche Bilanzierung Integrated Assessment) from Germany is based on a process model approach, as recommended by the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC). These results are contrasted to those from the method developed by Carnegie Mellon University’s Green Design Initiative, Economic Input-Output Life Cycle Analysis $10-LCA). The EIO-LCA model uses economic input-output matrices, and industry… CONTINUE READING

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