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A bridge between CAD and LCA to optimise the life cycle inventory phase

TitleA bridge between CAD and LCA to optimise the life cycle inventory phase
Publication TypeArticolo su Rivista peer-reviewed
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsMengarelli, M., Cortesi Sara, Buttol P., Marconi M., and Reale F.
JournalSmart Innovation, Systems and Technologies
ISBN Number9783319320960
KeywordsCAD, Eco-design, LCA, LCI

Having environmental indications such as those provided by Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), while designing a product would reduce the time required by the trial-and-error approach resulting from environmental checks only at the end of the process, directing the development towards more sustainable solutions from the beginning. To achieve this, the design and environmental analysis should be more integrated, as well as the respective tools. The project idea discussed in this paper aims to overcome this barrier by defining an XML (eXtensible Markup Language) structure designed to carry Life Cycle Inventory data from Computer Aided Design (CAD) tools to Life Cycle Assessment tool. The idea is to exploit overlapping data between the CAD system and LCA instruments, which are currently not being considered. This process will contribute to the reduction of time required for data input and the amount of mistakes. © Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016.


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