mayo 12, 2010
General Information about EIO-LCA – Economic Input-Output Life Cycle Assessment – Carnegie Mellon University
About The EIO-LCA Method
The Economic Input-Output Life Cycle Assessment (EIO-LCA) method estimates the materials and energy resources required for, and the environmental emissions resulting from, activities in our economy. It is one technique for performing a life cycle assessment, an evaluation of the environmental impacts of a product or process over its entire life cycle. The method uses information about industry transactions – purchases of materials by one industry from other industries, and the information about direct environmental emissions of industries, to estimate the total emissions throughout the supply chain.