LCA Calculator has been working with Jaguar Land Rover and Warwick University to develop automotive industry specific functionality, including a customised use phase. Engineers can select a vehicle model, and engine type, and quickly assess or compare components not only based on emissions during manufacture, but the increase or decrease in emissions over the vehicle’s lifespan.
As with all corporate accounts, administrators have access to the underlying material, process, transport and vehicle data, allowing this to be adjusted as necessary. If you have access to your own sustainable design database, your data can be added to the tool – allowing assessments made in LCA Calculator to closely match those made during full life cycle assessment at the end of the vehicle design process.
The LCA Calculator is currently undergoing a second stage pilot at Jaguar Land Rover, and is being used by Warwick University as part of their low carbon vehicle project.