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94th Edition, February 1994

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User's Guide to Life Cycle Assessment: Conceptual LCA in Practice

Includes all amendments and changes through Reaffirmation Notice , 2001

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  • Revision: 94th Edition, February 1994
  • Published Date: January 2001
  • Status: Not Active, See comments below
  • Document Language: English
  • Published By: CSA Group (CSA)
  • Page Count: 52
  • ANSI Approved: No
  • DoD Adopted: No

Description / Abstract:

The purpose of this User’s Guide is to amplify the contents of CSA Guideline 2760 to provide practical guidance and direction for conducting a conceptual life cycle inventory analysis (LCI). The focus of this is specifically on Phase 1, the initiation phase, and Phase 2, the inventory phase of the LCA method described in CSA Guideline 2760. The other phases of the complete method are discussed as appropriate, because experience has shown iteration of them to be useful, and also because the four phases of Initiation, Inventory, Impact, and Improvement are interrelated and do not necessarily have to be completed sequentially.

This User’s Guide addresses the typical issues that arise when LCNLCR (life cycle review) exercises, primarily with an inventory phase focus, are performed. Atthoug h specific examples are used throughout this User’s Guide, users should note that CSA does not endorse any particular product or process. Users are encouraged to exercise caution in coming to specific conclusions.

Note: Users must recognize that this Guide covers the initiation and lnventory phases of a LCA only. CSA Guideline 2760 covers all four phases of an LCA and therefore should be consulted regarding lnput and Improvement assessments.