Advertisement

Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) — Quo vadis?

  • S. Schaltegger
  • A. Braunschweig
  • K. Büchel
  • F. Dinkel
  • R. Frischknecht
  • C. Maillefer
  • M. Ménard
  • D. Peter
  • C. Pohl
  • M. Ros
  • A. Sturm
  • B. Waldeck
  • P. Zimmermann

Part of the Themenhefte Schwerpunktprogramm Umwelt book series (SPPU)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Stefan Schaltegger
      Pages 3-7
  3. Overarching Topics of LCA

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Klaus Büchel
      Pages 11-25
    3. Christiane Maillefer
      Pages 27-38
    4. Peter Zimmermann, Rolf Frischknecht, Martin Ménard
      Pages 39-49
    5. Christian Pohl, Matjaz Roš, Beate Waldeck, Fredy Dinkel
      Pages 51-68
    6. Arthur Braunschweig
      Pages 69-79
    7. Fredy Dinkel, Matjaz Ros
      Pages 81-91
  4. Case Study

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 93-93
    2. Daniel Peter
      Pages 95-129
  5. Environmental Management of Production Sites

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 131-131
    2. Stefan Schaltegger, Andreas Sturm
      Pages 151-167
  6. Conclusions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 169-169
    2. Stefan Schaltegger
      Pages 171-175
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 177-188

About this book

Introduction

LCA - Quo vadis? discusses overarching topics, new developments and major problems of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), and compares LCA with site-specific environmental management. The text profits from two years of interdisciplinary, coordinated research activities of the Priority Programme Environment of the Swiss National Science Foundation.
How should system boundaries of a product life cycle be drawn? ·
How can environmental interventions be allocated to products? ·
How are background inventory data collected and used? ·
How can imprecision in the LCA method be ascertained and checked? ·
How can relevant environmental interventions be distinguished from irrelevant ones? ·
What requirements should a software tool for LCA meet?§ A concept of site-specific LCA is proposed in response to criticism of the current approach of LCA. Furthermore, managerial eco-controlling - the emerging method of site-specific environmental management - is discussed. The book concludes with an outlook of possible paths in the future development of LCA.

Keywords

Environmental Management controlling development eco-controlling life cycle life-cycle assessment (LCA)

Editors and affiliations

  • S. Schaltegger
    • 1
  • A. Braunschweig
  • K. Büchel
  • F. Dinkel
  • R. Frischknecht
  • C. Maillefer
  • M. Ménard
  • D. Peter
  • C. Pohl
  • M. Ros
  • A. Sturm
  • B. Waldeck
  • P. Zimmermann
  1. 1.Wirtschaftliches Zentrum (WWZ) der Universität BaselBaselSwitzerland

Bibliographic information