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Integrating Impact Assessment into LCA (1994)
With the goal stated in the title, LCA practitioners and environmental scientists at the 4th SETAC Europe Congress discussed differing experiences and views, and defined future research directions for an interdisciplinary approach to life-cycle assessment (LCA).
Editor(s): Helias A. Udo de Haes, Allan A. Jensen, Waler Klöpffer, Lars-Gunnar Lindfors
, 198 pp, 1994
Life-Cycle Assessment Data Quality: A Conceptual Framework (1994)
This fourth-in-a-series look at the cradle-to-grave life cycles of products, packages, processes, and activities focuses on the utility and limitations of LCA data sources, including electronic databases. If you¿re concerned about measuring data quality, overcoming data gaps, and utilizing data quality indicators, this report provides a framework that relates data quality needs to specific LCA applications and establishes acceptable data requirements and decision criteria.
Editor(s): James Fava, Allan Jensen, Lars Lindfors, Steven Pomper, Bea De Smet, John Warren, Bruce Vigon
, 179 pp, 1994
Technical Framework for Life-Cycle Assessment (1994)
The ins and outs,or inputs and outputs,of life-cycle inventory are the subject of this diagram-packed book. Developed during a SETAC workshop that involved participants of various backgrounds, the technical framework covers many inventory components: raw materials and energy; manufacturing, processing, and formulation; distribution and transportation; use-reuse-maintenance; recycling; and waste management. Research and technical considerations necessary to advancing the LCA framework into impact and improvement analyzes are also documented.
Editor(s): James Fava, Richard Denison, Bruce Jones, Mary Ann Curran, Bruce Vigon, Susan Selke, James Barnum
978-1-880611-00-5 , 150 pp, 1994
Conceptual Framework for Life-Cycle Impact Assessment (2003)
Holistically analyzing the cradle-to-grave environmental impact of products, packages, processes, and activities: such is the role of life-cycle assessment (LCA). This book examines the impact assessment component of the inventory model for LCA, specifically the impact categories of human health, ecological health, and resource depletion. By applying the book's 3-phase conceptual framework--classification, characterization, and valuation--to impact data, decision-makers can turn impact assessment from an implicit, individual value-judgment process to an explicit, collective evaluation.
Editor(s): James Fava, Frank Consoli, Richard Denison, Kenneth Dickson, Tim Mohin, Bruce Vigon
, 188 pp, 1993
Guidelines for Life-Cycle Assessment: A Code of Practice
This document is intended as guidance--not as practice or procedure mandate--in the rapidly evolving discipline of life-cycle assessment. Just as the systematic procedures for LCA foster constructive dialogue among different sectors of society concerned with environmental quality, so this book's dialogue among experts from 13 countries fosters increased understanding of the overall and interdependent nature of the environmental consequences of human activities. For all who commission, carry out, review, present, or use the results of an LCA, the principles outlined in this book can enhance the quality, transparency, and credibility of such studies.
Editor(s): Frank Consoli, David Allen, Ian Boustead, James Fava, William Franklin, Allan Jensen, Nick De Oude, Rod Parrish, Rod Perriman, Dennis Postlethewaite, Beth Quay, Jacinthe Séguin, Bruce Vigon
978-90-5607-003-8 , 79 pp, 1993