Product and Policy Life Cycle Inventories with Market Driven Demand: An Engine Selection Case Study

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CSS11-40
Abstract: 

This paper introduces consequential life cycle assesment with market driven demand (LCA-MDD) to permit endogenous estimation of economic effects that are important in evaluating the environmental characteristics of product and policy design options. While the derivation of a computational LCI-MDD framework is shown to be straightforward, a major challenge is appropriately managing and communicating the uncertainties. To better understand and explore these uncertainties, this paper develops a case study that estimates the life cycle greenhouse gas emissions associated with selecting an engine for a mid-sized vehicle. A comparison is made between extrapolating a reference LCI model and employing LCI-MDD.

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Keyword: 
LCA
Sustainable Design
Publication Type: 
Conference Proceeding
Proceedings of 18th CIRP International Conference on Life Cycle Engineering
Date Published: 
March 7, 2011
Persistent URL: 
https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-19692-8_97
Full Citation: 
Grimes-Casey H., Carol Girata, Katie Whitefoot, Gregory A. Keloeian, James J. Winebrake, Steven J. Skerlos. (2011) “Product and Policy Life Cycle Inventories with Market Driven Demand: An Engine Selection Case Study.” In: Hesselbach J., Herrmann C. (eds) Glocalized Solutions for Sustainability in Manufacturing. Proceedings of 18th CIRP International Conference on Life Cycle Engineering. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. 558-563.
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