SETAC Life Cycle Assessment Publications
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Life-Cycle Impact Assessment: The State of the Art, 2nd Ed (1997)
This report clarifies what LCIA is and is not and differentiates the inventory input and output approach of LCIA from the techniques of impact assessment and environmental risk assessment. Much of the confusion and controversy over LCA arises from misunderstandings that LCIA is somehow similar to these techniques.This report resolves the point: LCIA is completely different from and is not interchangeable with these techniques.
Editor(s): Larry Barnthouse, Jim Fava, Ken Humphreys, Robert Hunt, Larry Laibson, Scott Noesen, Gregory Norris, James Owens, Joel Todd, Bruce Vigon, Keith Weitz, John Young
, 145 pp, 1997
This workgroup considers the use of life-cycle concepts and LCA in ecolabeling programs, in government acquisition and procurement programs, in analyzing environmental regulations, and in guiding technology policies. The group also outlines a general framework and suggests guidelines for use of life-cycle concepts in public policy applications.
Editor(s): David Allen, Frank Consoli, Gary Davis, James Fava, John Warren
978-1-880611-18-0 , 138 pp, 1997
Of particular importance in product design, where decisions on options must sometimes be made quickly, "simplified" life-cycle assessment (LCA) reduces the time, cost, and effort required by a "full" LCA. This report from the SETAC Europe LCA Screening and Streamlining Working Group also addresses concerns about accuracy and reliability of results.
Editor(s): K Christiansen
978-90-5607-006-9 , 53 pp, 1997
Towards a Methodology for Life Cycle Impact Assessment (1996)
This document provides a comprehensive review and critical analysis of the impact assessment phase of life-cycle assessment (LCA). It resulted from the first working phase of the SETAC Europe Workgroup on Impact Assessment. Its aim is to guide LCA practitioners in the execution of LCAs, to promote further research, and to offer fruitful input to the ISO standardization process.
Editor(s): HA Udo de Haes
978-90-5607-005-2 , 98 pp, 1996