OPEN IO

Summary

Name of source OPEN IO
Provider Sustainability Consortium. University of Arkansas
Summary text A comprehensive analytical database that enables the user to gauge in detail the environmental impacts arising from the production and use of goods and services in the United States. Within the field of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), it is one way of quantifying the use of natural resources and pollutant emission associated with the supply chain of a particular product or service.
Contact open-io@walton.uark.edu
Licensing Free
Language(s) English
Website http://www.open-io.org

Access – data formats and accessibility

File type HTML access to .ana files (zipped)
Software needs Web Browser, Analytica 4.3

Contents – breadth and depth of datasets

Age 1998-2007
Geography USA
Original Data Source(s) Industry statistics
Other Databases Included Unknown
Life cycle stages Cradle-to-Grave
Modeling approach
Emissions results Total CO2e
Number of datasets 3000
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 Input-Output
Allocation Methods No
Technology No
Data year Yes
Original source No
Uncertainty No

Quality – is information provided on data quality?

Data quality score No
Quality assurance Unknown
Standards compliant Unknown