Ecoinvent

Summary

Name of source Ecoinvent Database v2.2
Provider Swiss Centre for Life Cycle Inventories
Summary text Life cycle inventory data, life cycle inventory results and impact assessments
Contact support@ecoinvent.org
Licensing Ecoinvent Database v2.2 for commercial single-user / OECD countries educational license €1800 (excluding VAT), each subsequent commercial user license €900 (excluding VAT). Upgrade for commercial single-user / OECD countries educational license €1500 (excluding VAT), each subsequent commercial user license €750 (excluding VAT). Educational license for non-OECD countries (free)
Language(s) English, German
Website http://www.ecoinvent.org/home/

Access – data formats and accessibility

File type HTML (web) access to data on-line and to excel files
Software needs Microsoft office

Contents – breadth and depth of datasets

Age 1990-2010
Geography Individual countries, Regions, Global
Original Data Source(s) Academic research, Industry statistics, Government publications, Other LCA databases
Other Databases Included Various
Life cycle stages Cradle-to-Grave
Modeling approach Process
Emissions results Total CO2e, separate GHGs
Number of datasets +4,000
Main topics Energy carriers and technologies; Materials production; Systems; End-of-life treatment; Transport services; Other Services; Use and consumption; Wastes
Other topics

Data transparency – what metadata is provided for each dataset?

System boundaries Yes
Data Types Process, other
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; ISO 14044; ISO/TS 14048