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Streamlined Life Cycle Assessment - 98 edition

ISBN13: 978-0136074250

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Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published: 1998
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Streamlined Life Cycle Assessment - 98 edition

ISBN13: 978-0136074250

Thomas E. Graedel

ISBN13: 978-0136074250
ISBN10: 0136074251
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 98
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.

Published: 1998
International: No
Summary

From the author of a best-selling industrial ecology text, this book examines the question of what makes one design environmentally preferable to another. Graedel discusses data and analyzes the streamlined life-cycle assessment process in the context of the goals of a particular process or product.

  • Discusses environmental objectives as the basis of life-cycle assessment.
  • Focuses on streamlined LCAs, a technique common in industry today.
  • Includes unique coverage of the assessment of societal infrastructures (Chapter 12).
  • Ends with a hypothetical discussion of what an environmentally perfect product might look like .
  • Includes useful checklists for performing SLCA.

Author Bio

Graedel, Thomas E. : Yale University

Table of Contents

1. The Grand Objectives.
2. The Concept of Life Cycle Assessment.
3. Goal Setting, Scope Determination, and Inventory Analysis.
4. Impact and Interpretation Analysis.
5. Evaluating the LCA Process.
6. The Streamlined LCA Philosophy.
7. Product Assessment by SLCA Matrix Approaches.
8. Process Assessment by SLCA Matrix Approaches.
9. Facility Assessment by SLCA Matrix Approaches.
10. Services Assessment by SLCA Matrix Approaches.
11. Integrated Business Unit, Corporate, and Intercorporate Assessments.
12. Assessment of Societal Infrastructure.
13. Upgraded Streamlining.
14. Reverse LCAS.
15. The Ultimate Life-Cycle Assessment.



APPENDICES:
A. Environmentally Responsible Product Matrix: Scoring Guidelines and Protocols.
B. Environmentally Responsible Process Matrix: Scoring Guidelines and Protocols.
C. Environmentally Responsible Facilities Matrix: Scoring Guidelines and Protocols.
D. Environmentally Responsible Services Matrix: Scoring Guidelines and Protocols.
E. Environmentally Responsible Infrastructure Matrix: Scoring Guidelines and Protocols.
F. Values of Localization Parameters for Common Stressors.

Index.

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