Integration of Life Cycle Assessment Into Agent‐Based Modeling

  title={Integration of Life Cycle Assessment Into Agent‐Based Modeling},
  author={Chris Davis and Igor Nikolic and Gerard P. J. Dijkema},
  journal={Journal of Industrial Ecology},
A method is presented that allows for a life cycle assessment (LCA) to provide environmental information on an energy infrastructure system while it evolves. Energy conversion facilities are represented in an agent‐based model (ABM) as distinct instances of technologies with owners capable of making decisions based on economic and environmental information. This simulation setup allows us to explore the dynamics of assembly, disassembly, and use of these systems, which typically span decades… 

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