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Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) Techniques & Resources

What is Life Cycle Assessment?

Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is an analytical tool used to quantify and interpret flows to and from the environment over the entire life cycle of a product or service. By analyzing impacts throughout the product life cycle, LCA provides a comprehensive view of the product or process, and an accurate picture of the true environmental trade-offs inherent in decisions and product selections.

Your intended application and audience for your LCA endeavors will guide the appropriate type and level of assessment. 

Learn more about the different types of LCA and their applications and explore helpful resources about LCA.