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Ladies and Gentlemen,
Today you receive for the first time "KnowTheFlow - ifu Expert News". Topic of this issue is „LCA Data and Databases“. I look forward to your feedback, please feel free leave a comment under the respective article.
Success factor for Life Cycle Assessment: data, data, data
DatabasesWhen deciding to get started with Life Cycle Assessment you probably have come across the quote: “You can’t manage what you can’t measure”. Therefore, your aim is to quantify the environmental impacts of your company or of one or several products with the objective to develop effective management strategies to reduce these impacts.
Get know the role databases play in LCA practice.
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Short interview on LCA databases
I am grateful for the willingness to participate in the following short interview on LCA databases shown by Dr. Martin Baitz, Director Content at Thinkstep AG and Dr. Gregor Wernet, Executive Manager, at the ecoinvent Centre.
They give exclusive insights, among others, into upcoming developments and share with us the vision of how the databases may look like in 5 years from now.
Dr. Martin Baitz
thinkstep AG
Martin Baitz
What LCA practitioners can expect from Gabi databases in the future I asked Dr. Martin Baitz from Thinkstep.
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Dr. Gregor Wernet
ecoinvent Centre
Gregor Wernet
Dr. Gregor Wernet from the ecoinvent Center I asked about the plan for the further ecoinvent development.
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Short interviews from the users perspective
We definitely would like to take into account the perspective of the users of LCA data. I had the chance to ask three experienced users of LCA databases, which tips, challenges and wishes they can share with people who are new to the Life Cycle Community. A big THANK YOU to Angela Fisher from GE in the US, Enrico Benetto from LIST in Luxembourg and Gaël Fick from IRT-MP2 in France!
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Kind regards from Hamburg,
Martina Prox
Martina Prox
ifu Hamburg - Member of iPoint Group
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