Developing a simple carbon footprint calculation tool with the criteria of inventory data selection

Jahau Lewis Chen, Yi Hsing Wen

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Abstract

This paper provides criteria for selections of life cycle inventory data through analyzing some products in Taiwan. Customized assessment software tool was also built to help the designer assessing carbon footprint for these products. By studying the global warming potential item in life cycle inventory and impact assessment software and databases such as: ecoinvent, JEMAI LCA Pro, SimaPro, VHK, and Gabi, this research can provide those who have many software or databases with data priority and criteria. For those companies or user with only one set of software or database, this research also provide a data substitution method to help completing the assessment process. Finally, suggestions are also made to improve inventory analysis. This research can assist the medium/small sized private enterprises in Taiwan with their product carbon footprint assessment needs.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLeveraging Technology for a Sustainable World - Proceedings of the 19th CIRP Conference on Life Cycle Engineering
EditorsBarbara S. Linke, David A. Dornfeld
PublisherSpringer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Pages429-434
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9783642290688
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Jan 1
Event19th CIRP Conference on Life Cycle Engineering, LCE 2012 - Berkeley, United States
Duration: 2012 May 232012 May 25

Publication series

NameLeveraging Technology for a Sustainable World - Proceedings of the 19th CIRP Conference on Life Cycle Engineering

Other

Other19th CIRP Conference on Life Cycle Engineering, LCE 2012
CountryUnited States
CityBerkeley
Period12-05-2312-05-25

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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    Chen, J. L., & Wen, Y. H. (2012). Developing a simple carbon footprint calculation tool with the criteria of inventory data selection. In B. S. Linke, & D. A. Dornfeld (Eds.), Leveraging Technology for a Sustainable World - Proceedings of the 19th CIRP Conference on Life Cycle Engineering (pp. 429-434). (Leveraging Technology for a Sustainable World - Proceedings of the 19th CIRP Conference on Life Cycle Engineering). Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.