Life Cycle Assessment - Theory and Practice

Michael Zwicky Hauschild (Editor), Ralph K. Rosenbaum (Editor), Stig Irving Olsen (Editor)

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    Abstract

    This book is a uniquely pedagogical while still comprehensive state-of-the-art description of LCA-methodology and its broad range of applications. The five parts of the book conveniently provide: I) the history and context of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) with its central role as quantitative and scientifically-based tool supporting society’s transitioning towards a sustainable economy; II) all there is to know about LCA methodology illustrated by a red-thread example which evolves as the reader advances; III) a wealth of information on a broad range of LCA applications with dedicated chapters on policy development, prospective LCA, life cycle management, waste, energy, construction and building, nanotechnology, agrifood, transport, and LCA-related concepts such as footprinting, ecolabelling,design for environment, and cradle to cradle. IV) A cookbook giving the reader recipes for all the concrete actions needed to perform an LCA. V) An appendix with an LCA report template, a full example LCA report serving as inspiration for students who write their first LCA report, and a more detailed overview of existing LCIA methods and their similarities and differences.
    Original languageEnglish
    PublisherSpringer
    Number of pages1,215
    ISBN (Print)978-3-319-56474-6
    ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-56475-3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2018

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