Life Cycle Assessment
Source: Pacific Northwest Laboratory
Date: 8/1/95    Record No.: 10193
Contact: Ken Humphreys, 509-372-4279

Life Cycle Assessment
"Life Cycle Assessment" is the new buzzword for analysis of all aspects of a process or technology--cradle-to-grave, overall infrastructure, all the way up and down stream. Internationally, the ISO 14000 movement is gathering momentum, and this is in much the same spirit.

DOE, DOD and EPA are sponsoring the Life Cycle Computer Aided Data Project, which includes separate groups for each of a number of various industries. The idea is to create a generic modeling system that more detailed individual process models can fit into. (environment)