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life cycle assessment
Subject Category
P Natural Resources, Earth and Environmental Sciences
X Research, Technology and Engineering
Definition
A technique to assess the environmental aspects and potential impacts associated with a product, process, or service, by: compiling an inventory of relevant energy and material inputs and environmental releases [outputs]; evaluating the potential environmental impacts associated with identified inputs and releases [outputs]; interpreting the results to help you make a more informed decision.
Definition Source
US Environmental Protection Agency
RDF/XML Format:
http://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt/135257.rdf
Persistent URI:
http://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt/135257
Used For
ecobalance
LCA (life cycle analysis)
LCA (life cycle assessment)
life-cycle assessment
Broader Term
industrial ecology
Narrower Term
attributional life cycle assessment
co-product allocation
consequential life cycle assessment
cradle-to-cradle
cradle-to-gate
cradle-to-grave
cut-off criteria (life cycle assessment)
elementary flow
functional unit (life cycle assessment)
gate-to-gate
goal and scope (LCA)
intermediate flow
intermediate product
LCA background system
LCA foreground system
life cycle impact assessment
life cycle interpretation
life cycle inventory
marginal technology
product flow
product system
quantitative reference (life cycle assessment)
reference flow (life cycle assessment)
reference product (life cycle assessment)
system boundary
Related Term
eco-efficiency
ecological footprint
environmental impact
environmental product declaration
farm to fork
input output analysis
life cycle costing
life cycle thinking
materials life cycle
product evaluation
product improvement
product life cycle
systems analysis
Spanish
evaluación del ciclo de vida
Term Number
135257