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Cost Free Usage of EF Database

The Environmental Footprint Database v2.0 consists of EF data packages that are listed and hyperlinked at the European Commission’s website here.

GaBi Software users, however, should NOT download the data packages from the websites of the various providers, but contact thinkstep to get them free of charge, already consistently integrated as GaBi databases, saving your time and minimizing the risk of inconsistency from importing as well as—importantly—ensuring that the data sets are not altered by GaBi service packs later on. For clarification on how to access it, see more below.

You may be able to use the Environmental Footprint Database v2.0 free of charge, if you are conducting PEF or OEF studies exclusively under any of the product groups and sectors, which have been approved by the Commission during the EF pilot phase and as defined in the PEFCRs (Product Environmental Footprint Category Rules) and OEFSRs (Organisation Environmental Footprint Sector Rules) listed, and in accordance with the terms and conditions of the EULAs of all data providers exclusively until December 31, 2021 (“permitted use”) as listed in the following.

EULAs (End User License Agreements) of data providers for the EF Database v2.0:

CEPE – for the use of ''Chemicals for Paints LCI Datasets for EU Environmental Footprinting (EF) implementation 2016-2021''

Cycleco - for the use of ''Textile LCI Datasets for EU Environmental Footprinting (EF) implementation''

ecoinvent – For the use of ''ecoinvent Production of Chemicals Datasets created in the context of the Environmental Footprint (EF) project of the European Commission (2017-2021)'', ecoinvent – Privacy Policy

FEFAC – for the use of ''EF-compliant Feed process based LCI Datasets for EU Environmental Footprinting (EF) implementation 2016-2020''

Quantis – for the use of ''EF-compliant Food and Agriculture LCI Datasets for EU Environmental Footprinting (EF) implementation 2019-2024''

Quantis – for the use of ''EF-compliant ''Other Processes'' LCI Datasets for EU Environmental Footprinting (EF) implementation 2019-2024''

thinkstep – for the use of ''GaBi-based LCI Datasets for EU Environmental Footprinting (EF) implementation 2016-2021,” covering energy, transportation (including cooled transport), end-of-Life (recycling, waste-to-energy, landfilling), metals, minerals, electrical & electronics, packaging, plastics (non-packaging) as well as a set of proxy datasets to close remaining gaps across all sectors.

To access the EF Database v2.0, please note that you need to have an active GaBi licence (from version 8.7, service pack 37 or higher). Fill in your contact details, which will be exclusively shared with and kept confidential by the developers of the Environmental Footprint database packages (namely, Blonk Consultants, CEPE, Cycleco, Ecoinvent, FEFAC, FEVE, PRé Sustainability, Quantis, RDC, and thinkstep), and by the European Commission. By using the database, you agree with this and acknowledge that you have read and understood the terms and conditions of the EULAs of all data providers.

If you are not a user of GaBi Software, please check the webpage of your LCA software vendor for a similar offer.

 

 


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