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By Lorenz M. Hilty

Info structures for Sustainable improvement offers a survey on techniques to info structures helping sustainable improvement within the deepest or public quarter. It additionally records and encourages the 1st steps of environmental details processing in the direction of this extra finished target.

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Several Swiss Federal Offices and research institutes of the ETH domain agreed on a joint effort to harmonise and update life cycle inventory (LCI) data for its use in life cycle assessment (LCA). Life cycle assessment is a technique for assessing the environmental aspects and potential impacts associated with a product or service from resource extraction, manufacturing and use to final disposal. Introduction In order to accommodate LCI data a central database has been developed building on past experiences with a large network-based LCI database built up at ETH Zürich.

The ecoinvent data (exchange) format is recommended for that purpose. 30 Frischknecht In the next two sections two aspects of the ecoinvent 2000 database system are highlighted. One covers the quality guidelines for life cycle inventory analysis performed within ecoinvent 2000. The other one describes certain aspects of the Web interface (Query tool). Quality Guidelines for Ecoinvent Data Introduction The creation of one central life cycle assessment database requires a high degree of coordination and harmonisation.

Additional description (if available), separated by comma and in the following fixed order: sum formula; site (or place of origin); company; imports included or not, and so forth. 3. , “to waste incineration,” “to landfill”). For an unequivocal identification of elementary flows there are required slightly different data fields, namely: name, unit, category and subcategory. , 2001). , for air: stratosphere, high population density, low population density, protected area and unspecified). Additionally, long-term emissions are distinguished for processes that are likely to emit during several thousands of years (such as landfill sites, nuclear waste depositories and overburdens at mining and milling sites).

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