Life Cycle Assessment

Theory and Practice

by Michael Z. Hauschild, Ralph K. Rosenbaum, Stig Irving Olsen

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Book Description

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.

This open book is licensed under a Creative Commons License (CC BY). You can download Life Cycle Assessment ebook for free in PDF format (19.7 MB).

Book Details

Subject
Engineering and Technology
Publisher
Springer
Published
2018
Pages
1215
Edition
1
Language
English
ISBN13
9783319564746
ISBN10
3319564749
ISBN13 Digital
9783319564753
ISBN10 Digital
3319564757
PDF Size
19.7 MB
License
CC BY

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