Life Cycle Assessment

Theory and Practice

  • Michael Z. Hauschild
  • Ralph K. Rosenbaum
  • Stig Irving Olsen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Michael Z. Hauschild, Ralph K. Rosenbaum, Stig Irving Olsen
      Pages 3-8
    3. Anders Bjørn, Mikołaj Owsianiak, Christine Molin, Alexis Laurent
      Pages 9-16
    4. Anders Bjørn, Mikołaj Owsianiak, Christine Molin, Michael Z. Hauschild
      Pages 17-30
    5. Mikołaj Owsianiak, Anders Bjørn, Alexis Laurent, Christine Molin, Morten W. Ryberg
      Pages 31-41
    6. Andreas Moltesen, Anders Bjørn
      Pages 43-55
  3. Methodology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 57-57
    2. Michael Z. Hauschild
      Pages 59-66
    3. Anders Bjørn, Alexis Laurent, Mikołaj Owsianiak, Stig Irving Olsen
      Pages 67-74
    4. Anders Bjørn, Mikołaj Owsianiak, Alexis Laurent, Stig Irving Olsen, Andrea Corona, Michael Z. Hauschild
      Pages 75-116
    5. Anders Bjørn, Andreas Moltesen, Alexis Laurent, Mikołaj Owsianiak, Andrea Corona, Morten Birkved et al.
      Pages 117-165
    6. Ralph K. Rosenbaum, Michael Z. Hauschild, Anne-Marie Boulay, Peter Fantke, Alexis Laurent, Montserrat Núñez et al.
      Pages 167-270
    7. Ralph K. Rosenbaum, Stylianos Georgiadis, Peter Fantke
      Pages 271-321
    8. Michael Z. Hauschild, Alexandra Bonou, Stig Irving Olsen
      Pages 323-334
    9. Ralph K. Rosenbaum, Stig Irving Olsen
      Pages 335-347
    10. Tuomas J. Mattila
      Pages 349-372
    11. Jan-Markus Rödger, Louise Laumann Kjær, Aris Pagoropoulos
      Pages 373-399
    12. Andreas Moltesen, Alexandra Bonou, Arne Wangel, Kossara Petrova Bozhilova-Kisheva
      Pages 401-422
  4. Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 423-423

About this book


This book is a uniquely pedagogical while still comprehensive state-of-the-art description of LCA-methodology and its broad range of applications. The five parts of the book conveniently provide: I) the history and context of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) with its central role as quantitative and scientifically-based tool supporting society’s transitioning towards a sustainable economy; II) all there is to know about LCA methodology illustrated by a red-thread example which evolves as the reader advances; III) a wealth of information on a broad range of LCA applications with dedicated chapters on policy development, prospective LCA, life cycle management, waste, energy, construction and building, nanotechnology, agrifood, transport, and LCA-related concepts such as footprinting, ecolabelling,design for environment, and cradle to cradle. IV) A cookbook giving the reader recipes for all the concrete actions needed to perform an LCA. V) An appendix with an LCA report template, a full example LCA report serving as inspiration for students who write their first LCA report, and a more detailed overview of existing LCIA methods and their similarities and differences.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Michael Z. Hauschild
    • 1
  • Ralph K. Rosenbaum
    • 2
  • Stig Irving Olsen
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Management EngineeringTechnical University of DenmarkKongens LyngbyDenmark
  2. 2.IRSTEA, UMR ITAP, ELSA Research group and ELSA-PACTEnvironmental and Social Sustainability AssessmentMontpellierFrance
  3. 3.Department of Management EngineeringTechnical University of DenmarkKongens LyngbyDenmark

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Business and Management
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-56474-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-56475-3
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