LCA Discussions: A New Calculation Model for Interpreting the Results of an LCA Revised

The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment

, 5:113

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The ‘Virtual Pollution Prevention Costs ‘99’

A Single LCA-Based Indicator for Emissions
  • Joost G. VogtlanderAffiliated withDelft University of Technolgoy, Faculty OCR, Section Design for Sustainabiliry Email author 
  • , Arianne BijmaAffiliated withDelft University of Technolgoy, Faculty OCR, Section Design for Sustainabiliry

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In literature, many models (qualitatively as well as quantitatively) can be found to cope with the problem of communicating results of LCA analyses with decision takers. Most models translate data on emissions in a single indicator, using a classification and charac-terisation step. More than 30 of these models have been looked at, 14 of which have been studied in detail. From these analyses, it was concluded that there is still a need for further development.


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