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Sustainability metrics; LCA and Green Design

Assessment method that combines LCA with adherence to the green chemistry principles

Please note:

Life cycle perspective is taken into account for energy efficiency, and not for the other themes

Themes

Biodegradation and fate of substances
Human toxicity
Economic performance
Ecotoxicity
Energy efficiency
Material efficiency

Assessment type

Quantitative

Spatial focus of object

Anywhere
Regional

Technical Stage

Concept
Development

Spatial focus of impact

Generic

Life Cycle

Cradle to gate
No life cycle

Object: Product
Goal: Self-assessment; product optimisation; management tool
Motivation: Improvement