GLRPPR Sector Resource: LCA Calculator
The LCA Calculator is a quick and intuitive way for designers and engineers to understand, analyse and compare environmental impacts of products and particular design decisions. Traditional life cycle assessment programmes involve large amounts of research, require specialist knowledge and take a considerable amount of time looking into all aspects of the product. In practice, therefore, these only tend to be carried out once all aspects of the products are defined, by which time it is generally too late to make changes.
?Analysis with the LCA Calculator can be carried out in a few minutes and provides the designer with valuable, easy to understand insights into the environmental impact of key aspects of the design. Analysis of designs can be saved, copied and compared with other concepts for a quick 'What if?' assessment. The LCA Calculator corporate version allows design teams to cooperate and share analysis data, as well as managing access and permissions.
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