Life Cycle Assessment : Theory and Practice

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 scie...

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Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Other Authors: Hauschild, Michael Z. (Editor), Rosenbaum, Ralph K. (Editor), Olsen, Stig Irving (Editor)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Cham Springer International Publishing 2018, 2018
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Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary: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
Physical Description:XX, 1216 p. 207 illus., 98 illus. in color online resource
ISBN:9783319564753