This article provides guidelines for conducting consequential life cycle assessment (LCA) studies. It presents the main features of two alternative approaches used in LCA-attributional and consequential-and describes how consequential LCA can be performed consistently and appropriately, with an example provided to guide practitioners. It is argued that, despite its limitations, consequential LCA is a robust approach for estimating important indirect effects of products.
|Title of host publication||Encyclopedia of Sustainable Technologies|
|Publication status||Published - 4 Jul 2017|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Environmental Science(all)
Brando, M., Martin, M., Cowie, A., Hamelin, L., & Zamagni, A. (2017). Consequential Life Cycle Assessment: What, How, and Why? In Encyclopedia of Sustainable Technologies Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-409548-9.10068-5