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Attributional and consequential LCA in the ILCD handbook
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2016 (English)In: The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, ISSN 0948-3349, E-ISSN 1614-7502, Vol. 21, no 3, 293-296 p.Article in journal, Editorial material (Other academic) PublishedText
Abstract [en]

This discussion article aims to highlight two problematic aspects in the International Reference Life Cycle Data System (ILCD) Handbook: its guidance to the choice between attributional and consequential modeling and to the choice between average and marginal data as input to the life cycle inventory (LCI) analysis. We analyze the ILCD guidance by comparing different statements in the handbook with each other and with previous research in this area. We find that the ILCD handbook is internally inconsistent when it comes to recommendations on how to choose between attributional and consequential modeling. We also find that the handbook is inconsistent with much of previous research in this matter, and also in the recommendations on how to choose between average and marginal data in the LCI. Because of the inconsistencies in the ILCD handbook, we recommend that the handbook be revised.

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Springer, 2016. Vol. 21, no 3, 293-296 p.
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Attributional LCA, Average data, Consequential LCA, ILCD handbook, Life cycle inventory analysis, Marginal data, Review
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Environmental Engineering
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-183304DOI: 10.1007/s11367-015-1026-0ISI: 000370070200002ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84958104889OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-183304DiVA: diva2:910606
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Available from: 2016-03-09 Created: 2016-03-07 Last updated: 2016-03-19Bibliographically approved

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