Life Cycle Assessment Research and Resources
CARS has been providing innovative life cycle analyses for food, feed, fiber and fuel impacts on greenhouse gas, energy, water, biodiversity, and toxicity. These analyses have included impacts on greenhouse gas emissions, energy use, water use, land use, biodiversity, and toxicity.
|Cotton Life Cycle Assessment||Dairy Life Cycle Assessment||Sweet Corn Life Cycle Assessment|
|Cocoa Life Cycle Assessment
||Live Swine Life Cycle Assessment|
Energy Calculator Tools
for a summary of energy calculators available on the world wide web. The calculators cover areas such as calculating greenhouse gas equaivalents, estimating your personal carbon footprints, calculating potential home energy savings, determining energy use associated with farming operations and more.
Life Cycle Assessment: A Simple Overview of a Complex Process
Click here for an overview of the LCA process, prepared by CARS and partner organizations.
Open Source LCI/LCA - White Paper
Click here for information on the Applied Sustainability Center's Open Source LCI/LCA project. The Applied Sustainability Center, with input from CARS, is coordinating an open source LCI/LCA database to overcome cost and time burdens associated with life cycle studies. The open source database will foster collaborative data entry by all who wish to add value to the process.
BIG FOOT: In measuring carbon emissions, it’s easy to confuse morality and science
by Michael Specter, The New Yorker, February 25, 2008
Cooking The Carbon Books
by William Pentland, Forbes, October 13, 2008
Six Products, Six Carbon Footprints: Everybody's talking about it. But what exactly
is a carbon footprint? And how is it calculated?
by Jeffrey Ball, The Wall Street Journal, October 6, 2008