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Emergy analysis

Emergy is a measure for the amount of solar energy needed to perform a service. It is a way to aggregate the use of different type of resources.

Themes

Fossil depletion
Material efficiency
Soil quality and erosion

Assessment type

Quantitative

Spatial focus of object

Mixed
Anywhere

Technical Stage

Development
Commercial

Spatial focus of impact

Generic

Life Cycle

Cradle to gate
Cradle to grave

Open Access

Yes

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