25 Apr '11, 8am

Approaching Life Cycle Impact Assessment

Approaching Life Cycle Impact Assessment

Life Cycle Impact Assessment (LCA) is the comprehensive method used to account for all ecological and human health impacts of a product or process over its entire lifecycle. It accounts for emissions, habitat alteration, and resource depletion associated with all product inputs and, as a result, is considered the most comprehensive and objective impact measurement system today. This entirely quantitative approach is a framework used for assessing solutions and evaluating materials and energy usage. Because of its highly detailed process of measurement, it can be a time-consuming and expensive process. Although LCA has emerged as a valuable decision-support tool for both policy makers and industry in assessing cradle-to-grave products and processes, it can also be challenging and frustrating to the designer or marketer who is faced with balancing choices and making tradeoff...

Full article: http://www.triplepundit.com/2011/04/life-cycle-impact-ass...

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