Eco-Efficiency in Industry and Science

Handbook on Life Cycle Assessment

Operational Guide to the ISO Standards

Editors: Guinée, Jeroen (Ed.)

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Environmental policy aims at the transition to sustainable production and consumption. This is taking place in different ways and at different levels. In cases where businesses are continuously active to improve the environmental performance of their products and activities, the availability of knowledge on environmental impacts is indispensable. The integrated assessment of all environmental impacts from cradle to grave is the basis for many decisions relating to achieving improved products and services. The assessment tool most widely used for this is the environmental Life Cycle Assessment, or LCA. Before you is the new Handbook of LCA replacing the previous edition of 1992. New developments in LCA methodology from all over the world have been discussed and, where possible, included in this new Handbook. Integration of all developments into a new, consistent method has been the main aim for the new Handbook. The thinking on environment and sustainability is, however, quickly evolving so that it is already clear now that this new LCA Handbook does not embrace the very latest developments. Therefore, further revisions will have to take place in the future. A major advantage of this Handbook is that it now also advises which procedures should be followed to achieve adequate, relevant and accepted results. Furthermore, the distinction between detailed and simplified LCA makes this Handbook more broadly applicable, while guidance is provided as to which additional information can be relevant for specialised applications.

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"The Handbook on Life-Cycle Assessment is a guidance document and handbook, one that covers everything from the best choice of methods for all phases of an LCA study to detailed scientific discussion on methodological issues. … The information given … is very detailed. … It provides 225 pages of tables of conversion factors, characterization factors, normalization factors, and so on. … readers are entitled to high expectations given the impressive team of authors behind this book, and the assumed intended audience will not be disappointed." (Lars-Gunnar Lindfors, Journal of Industrial Ecology, Vol. 7 (2), 2003)


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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Handbook on Life Cycle Assessment
Book Subtitle
Operational Guide to the ISO Standards
Editors
  • Jeroen Guinée
Series Title
Eco-Efficiency in Industry and Science
Series Volume
7
Copyright
2002
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-0-306-48055-3
DOI
10.1007/0-306-48055-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-0228-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4020-0557-2
Series ISSN
1389-6970
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 692
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