[GRRN] eiolca.net - Free Life Cycle Assessment on the Internet

John Reindl (reindl@co.dane.wi.us)
Wed, 1 Dec 1999 08:52:53 -0600

I'm passing along an interesting web page with a program to do very
simple Life Cycle Assessments that was sent to me in response to my
recent inquiry on PS foam coffee cups.


This program was developed by Carnegie Mellon University, building
upon an commodity input-output model of the US Department of
Commerce that incorporates 500 commodity sectors. The LCA model
calculates various environmental impacts, including energy use, toxic
material releases, the economic value of conventional air pollution, etc,
based on a dollar amount of a particular product produced.

The web page also has references to other work going on in this field.
To reach these, click on the Green Design Initiative logo in the upper left
hand corner of the web page.

John Reindl

Dane County, WI

(608)267-1533 - fax
(608)267-8815 - phone