Journal article

Towards an automated approach for compiling hybrid life cycle inventories

RH Crawford, P Bontinck, A Stephan, T Wiedmann

Procedia Engineering | Elsevier | Published : 2017


There is an urgent need to reduce the environmental effects associated with the built environment. While a life cycle approach is considered essential for ensuring that these effects are not simply shifted from one life cycle stage to another, not all life cycle assessment methods provide the same level of detail. Three main approaches are currently used to compile a life cycle inventory capturing data on the inputs and outputs associated with a particular good or service: process, input-output and hybrid analysis. While process analysis is recognised for its specificity, it typically involves a truncation of the system boundary. Conversely, input-output analysis is systemically complete, bu..

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Awarded by Australian Research Council

Awarded by Australian Research Council (LIEF Project)

Funding Acknowledgements

This on-going work is funded by the Australian Research Council (Discovery Project DP150100962), with a project team based at The University of Melbourne and UNSW Australia. The IELab was initially created with funding from the Australian Government through its National eResearch Collaboration Tools and Resources program (NeCTAR) and is now supported by the Australian Research Council (LIEF Project LE160100066).