Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)

LCA is a methodology used to evaluate the environmental impacts of a product, process, or service throughout its entire life cycle (ISO 14040:2006).

LCA considers the various stages of a product’s life, including raw material extraction, manufacturing, distribution, use, and disposal.


LCA takes into account a wide range of environmental factors such as energy consumption, greenhouse gas emissions, water usage, waste generation, and other potential impacts on ecosystems and human health.


ecoinvent is a comprehensive global database providing life cycle inventory (LCI) data for conducting LCA studies. It contains information on the inputs, outputs, and environmental impacts associated with various processes and activities across different industries. The ecoinvent database is extensively used by researchers, businesses, and policymakers to assess the environmental performance of products and systems.


We offer a standardized and transparent approach to LCA by providing consistent and up-to-date data on the energy and material flows, emissions, and resource consumption associated with different activities. Our database covers a wide range of sectors, including agriculture, energy production, manufacturing, transportation, waste management, and more. This database allows users to access reliable and relevant information for conducting comprehensive LCA studies and making informed decisions regarding environmental sustainability.

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What is Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)?