Ambiguities in Decision-oriented Life Cycle Inventories: The by Frank Werner

By Frank Werner

In an environmental lifestyles cycle evaluation of goods (LCA), an unambiguous, scientifically dependent, ‘objective’ attribution of fabric and effort flows to a product is natural fiction. this is often a result of basic epistemological stipulations of LCA as a modelling method lower than the complexity of our socio-economic method. as an alternative, a number of psychological types and values advisor this attribution. This ends up in a sensible version in a selected determination scenario. This publication exhibits for the 1st time how psychological versions and values impact this attribution within the lifestyles cycle stock step of LCA. one of many key findings is that the several administration principles for a sustainable use of fabrics needs to be taken under consideration for the attribution of fabric and effort flows to a product. in a different way, development concepts instructed by way of an LCA may possibly prove to even irritate the environmental scenario if reassessed from a meta-perspective. as a result of this ebook, the declare of unambiguitiy (‘objectivity’) of the existence cycle stock has to be deserted. A group-model development procedure for LCA is constructed that enables one to understand the choice makers' psychological types and values within the stock research on a case- and situation-specific foundation. simply by means of this, LCA effects becomes appropriate in a decision-making method. case experiences at the modelling of recycling and different end-of-life techniques of aluminium home windows and beech wooden railway sleepers in LCA supplement the methodological half. This e-book is a ‘must have’ for researchers, specialists and practitioners within the fields of decision-oriented existence cycle review in addition to product-related environmental administration, modelling and decision-making.

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