Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)
A life cycle assessment (LCA), also known as life cycle analysis, typically assesses the full life cycle impact of a product, activity or service and against often 20 environmental impact categories, such as carbon , water depletion, eutrophication, toxicity, and more.
Life cycle assessment is a sophisticated decision support tool that can be used to identify the environmental benefits of your products, buildings, supply chains or services. A robust life cycle assessment would adhere to the International Standards on LCA:
According to the ISO standards there are four main stages of an LCA. These are shown in the diagram below:
The four stages are described further below:
LCA can be done for for materials, products, buildings, services and supply chains. Typically LCA studies fall into one of the types below:
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