Carnegie Mellon

Summary

Name of source Carnegie Mellon: EIO-LCA
Provider Carnegie Mellon University. Green Design Team
Summary text A life-cycle inventory (LCI) database profiling the environmental inputs and outputs associated with the production of packaging
Contact green-design@andrew.cmu.edu
Licensing Free (non-commercial use)
Language(s) English
Website www.eiolca.net/

Access – data formats and accessibility

File type HTLM tool (can be downloaded to excel file)
Software needs Web browser, Microsoft Office

Contents – breadth and depth of datasets

Age 1992, 1997, 2000, and 2002
Geography USA,Germany, Spain, Canada, China
Original Data Source(s) Industry statistics
Other Databases Included None
Life cycle stages Cradle-to-Gate (producer price model) and Cradle-to-Consumer
Modeling approach Environmentally extended input-output analysis
Emissions results Total CO2e
Number of datasets +3500
Main topics Energy carriers and technologies; Materials production; Systems; Transport services; Other Services; End-of-life treatment; Wastes
Other topics

Data transparency – what metadata is provided for each dataset?

System boundaries Yes
Data Types Input-Output
Allocation Methods Yes
Technology Yes
Data year Yes
Original source Yes
Uncertainty No

Quality – is information provided on data quality?

Data quality score No
Quality assurance No
Standards compliant No