For SE 2050, we’re very conscious of program participants using a wide variety of LCA tools to perform embodied carbon calculations. Aside from the difference in backing methodology across tools, we’ve also tried to consider how each tool reports out results. We want to make sure participants in SE 2050 aren’t asked to perform post-processing of results from LCA tools in order to report out data we are asking for.
Examples of how LCA tools differ in reporting:
- Biogenic carbon reported as a separate value OR biogenic carbon included in total results without separation
- Modules A-C reported as total OR Modules A-D reported as total
Perhaps there are other differences in reporting beyond those listed above? Are there any good resources that might summarize differences in reporting across tools?