Life Cycle Assessment resources

A collection of resources for those engaged in Life Cycle Assessment programs.

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For more information about Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and sources of inventory data, consult the following resources:

Industry groups involved in LCAs:

  • American Composites Manufacturers Assn. (ACMA) Green Composite Committee | John Busel at jbusel@acmanet.org
  • Athena Sustainable Materials Institute | www.athenasmi.org | (613) 269-3795
  • Ashland Inc. (Dublin, Ohio) | New Web site (under development) targets architects, construction engineers/specifiers | www.compositebuild.com
  • International Organization for Standards (ISO) LCA guidelines | www.iso.org/iso/catalogue_detail?csnumber=38498
  • Network Group for Composites in Construction (NGCC) | ngcc@netcomposites.com | +44 (0) 1246 266246
  • Greenbuild International Conference and Expo | www.greenbuildexpo.org
  • The American Center for Life Cycle Assessment (ACLACA) | www.lcacenter.org
  • The International EPD System (Environmental Product Declaration) nonprofit group | www.environdec.com/pageId.asp?id=100


LCA software resource Web sites:
www.pe-international.com/america/services-solutions/product-sustainability/life-cycle-assessment
www.pre.nl/simapro
www.solidworks.com/sustainability/sustainable-design.htm

Life cycle inventory data Web resources:
www.epa.gov/nrmrl/lcaccess
www.epa.gov/cleanenergy/energy-resources/egrid/index.html
www.nrel.gov/lci
lca.jrc.ec.europa.eu/lcainfohub/datasetArea.vm
www.plasticseurope.org/plastics-sustainability/life-cycle-thinking.aspx
www.idemat.nl
www.nist.gov/el/msid/dpg/slim.cfm

LCA resources in print:
Green Guide to Composites, published by NetComposites | http://www.netcomposites.com/netcommerce_features.asp?952

LCA experts and consultants:

Jim Pollack
Omnitech International
2715 Ashman St., Midland MI 48640
Tel.: (989) 631-3377
info@omnitechintl.com

Franklin Assoc., a div. of ERG
4121 W. 83rd St., Ste. 108
Prairie Village, KS 66208
Tel.: (913) 649-2225
E-Mail: franklinassociates@erg.com

Michael Lepech, Ph.D
Dept of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Stanford University
285B Yang & Yamazaki Energy & Environment Bldg.
473 Via Ortega
Stanford, CA 94305-4020
Tel.: (650) 724-9459


 

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