Centre For Environmental Assessment of Product and Material Systems (CPM) Chalmers

Summary

Name of source CPM LCA Database
Provider Centre For Environmental Assessment of Product and Material Systems
Chalmers University of Technology
Summary text Online database that provides access to over 500 datasets previously published in the SPINE@CPM database
Contact contact@cpm.chalmers.se
Licensing Free
Language(s) English
Website http://cpmdatabase.cpm.chalmers
.se/Start.asp

Access – data formats and accessibility

File type HTML (web) access to database (MS Access)
Software needs Web Browser

Contents – breadth and depth of datasets

Age 1990 - 2010
Geography Sweden, Europe, Global
Original Data Source(s) Academic research, industry statistics
Other Databases Included Unknown
Life cycle stages Cradle-to-Grave
Modeling approach Process LCA
Emissions results CO2 (other GHG, depending on dataset)
Number of datasets 700
Main topics Energy carriers and technologies; Materials production; Transport services; Systems; End-of-Life treatment; Wastes
Other topics Agricultural production means; Food and renewable raw materials

Data transparency – what metadata is provided for each dataset?

System boundaries Yes
Data Types Process
Allocation Methods Yes
Technology Yes
Data year Yes
Original source Yes
Uncertainty Yes

Quality – is information provided on data quality?

Data quality score Yes
Quality assurance Yes
Standards compliant ISO 14040