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The role of electricity mix and production efficiency improvements on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of building components and future refurbishment measures

Construction has been identified as one of the most important target sectors to be tackled in order to reduce climate change and its effects. This has been highlighted in the reports published by the UN Environment (UN Environment Programme 2018 ; …

28.04.2021 | SOCIETAL LCA

Participatory approach for pertinent impact subcategory identification: Local community

Social Life Cycle Assessment (S-LCA) is an approach able to assess the potential social impacts through the life cycle approach (UNEP 2009 ), currently being used as support in the decision-making processes. The results of these studies serve to …

28.04.2021 | LCA FOR AGRICULTURE Open Access

Exploring sustainability potentials in vineyards through LCA? Evidence from farming practices in South Africa

Over the last two decades, we have witnessed a shift within companies, governments and global organisations to examine the environmental impact of products and services across the economy. This is particularly the case for primary industries such …


Life cycle assessment of bacterial cellulose production

Microcrystalline cellulose, micro/nanofibers, and nanocrystals from vegetable cellulose have many potential applications related to a wide range of industrial needs, while meeting the society demand for more environmentally-friendly materials.


Quantification of the environmental and economic benefits of the electrification of lawn mowers on the US residential market

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The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment (Int J Life Cycle Assess) is the first journal devoted entirely to Life Cycle Assessment and closely related methods. LCA has become a recognized instrument to assess the ecological burdens and impacts throughout the consecutive and interlinked stages of a product system, from raw material acquisition or generation from natural resources, through production and use to final disposal. The Int J Life Cycle Assess is a forum for scientists developing LCA and LCM (Life Cycle Management); LCA and LCM practitioners; managers concerned with environmental aspects of products; governmental environmental agencies responsible for product quality; scientific and industrial societies involved in LCA development, and ecological institutions and bodies.

Papers on applied LCA/LCM, especially case studies, will be considered for publication if they are of general interest to the LCA/LCM community and present new insight or knowledge, such as a product that has been rarely or never assessed; a special interest operation, e.g. hydrofracking or Carbon Capture and Sequestration (CCS); novel methodology; or located in a non-mainstream region. In addition to LCA/LCM, papers on Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment (LCSA) and Social Life Cycle Assessment (SLCA) are also welcome. Life Cycle Costing (LCC) studies are considered for publication in the framework of LCSA (three pillar concept/triple bottom line).

Papers on the application of life cycle assessment methodology in single issue studies, such as greenhouse gas analysis as a means to assess carbon footprint, climate change, or global warming potential, will also be considered if the conclusions are clearly limited to the studied impacts. Discussion must indicate the limitations of not conducting a “full” LCA that accounts for all environmentally relevant impacts (i.e., the potential trade-offs).

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