febrero 3, 2010
IFEU Heidelberg – Life Cycle Assessment
Life Cycle Assessment
What is a life cycle analysis? A life cycle analysis is a method, an instrument. It enables the user to describe systems and determine the environmental pollution and damage caused by these systems. It is the first and until now the only instrument for environmental assessment that has been homogenised according to an ISO standard worldwide.
Life cycle analysis (LCA) according to DIN/EN/ISO 14040:
Compilation and evaluation of the inputs, outputs and the potential environmental impacts of a product system throughout its life.