The LCA Calculator usesEcoInvent v2.2 data as its main data source.The EcoInvent database is ’
the world’s leading database with consistent and transparent, up-to-date Life
Cycle Inventory (LCI) data. is data is licensed from
The Swiss Centre for Life Cycle Inventories , the world’s leading centre for
materials life cycle data.For a
small number of materials where suitable data is not available within the EcoInvent
database alternative sources are used or estimates made based upon similar
process data.Where such estimates
are made these can be viewed in the material notes.
We do offer
this service but you will need to purchase a corporate license.
Results can be exported as
pdf reports or in Excel format.Corporate
users can collaborate and share LCA’s within internal departments and groups.
If you can’t find specific data then
it’s because our database does not contain it.
You will need to purchase a corporate
license in order to add your own data.
Analyses carried out with the LCA Calculator
can comply with PAS 2050, and ISO14040.The LCA Calculator provides facilities
for entering the notes and assumptions which must be documented for your LCA to
meet those standards.Results are
given as in kg CO2 equivalent using the IPCC 2007100 year GWP (global warming potential). The LCA Calculator EcoInvent v2.2 data, which is licensed
from Swiss Centre for Life Cycle Inventories , the world’s leading centre for
materials life cycle data.
Visit the ‘Sources’ page on the website for
It is very difficult to get an exact answer when measuring carbon
footprint as there are so many elements you must consider. The accuracy of your
results will depend upon what assumptions you make and how closely those
assumptions match the source data. No LCA can be 100% accurate, however the result from the tool
will give you a benchmark and will identify which areas you need to improve on
in your products life cycle to be more sustainable. All results are scalable
which means you can get a quick estimate or enter more data and get a more
Yes, we have a support page on the website where you can access a series of video tutorials
Yes, you may trial the beta version of the LCA Calculator for 14 days. You
can sign up to a demo version via the website.
All pricing is outlined in the ‘Pricing’ section of the website.
No, all you need is an internet connection and an up to date web browser.
Yes, you can compare up to 5 LCA
results by going to ‘MY LCA’s’ and selecting the LCA’s you want to compare.
Yes, you can either download the excel data or produce a PDF of your
You can go back and edit data at any
point. The results will automatically recalculate.
You can have unlimited assemblies and parts.
If your license is due to expire you will automatically be sent
reminders to upgrade. If you are a business user and wish to extend the license
to the corporate version then please get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you a