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Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment

  • Yvonne van der MeerEmail author
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Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment is a method to quantify the sustainability impact of a product over its entire life cycle.

Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment (LCSA)

Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment is a method to report the sustainability performance. Section “Sustainability Assessment” starts with a short introduction to sustainability assessment. All life cycle methods described in this entry use a life cycle approach. Life cycle thinking forms the basis for this approach and is explained in the section “Life Cycle Thinking.” The LCSA method is derived from environmental life cycle assessment (LCA), a widely accepted and used environmental impact assessment method. The LCA method is described in detail in the section “Life Cycle Assessment.” The life cycle methods for the other sustainability dimensions economic impact and social impact are Life Cycle Costing (LCC) and Social Life Cycle Assessment (S-LCA). Both are described in the section “LCA-Derived Concepts...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Aachen-Maastricht Institute for Biobased MaterialsMaastricht UniversityGeleenThe Netherlands

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