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EDIP 2003

Description of the EDIP 2003 Method

 

Description

 

The "Environmental Development of Industrial Products (EDIP)" is a method that was developed by the Institute for Product Development (IPU) at the Technical University of Denmark.

EDIP 2003 is the update of the EDIP 1997 LCIA method methodology and covers a larger part of the environmental mechanism and lies closer to a damage-oriented approach. EDIP 2003 considers the characteristics of the receiving environment in an effort to increase the relevance of the calculated impacts.

 

The methodological approach of EDIP 2003 investigates the possibilities for inclusion of exposure in the Life Cycle Impact Assessment of non-global impact categories (acidification, photochemical ozone formation, ecotoxicity, nutrient enrichment, human toxicity, noise).

 

The methodology is not further developed.

 

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Link EDIP 2003: http://www.sustainability.man.dtu.dk/english/research/quantitative-sustainability-assessment1/about-the-group/history

 

Literature

 

[1]

Dreyer, L.C., Niemann, A.L. and Hauschild, M.Z.: Comparison of three different LCIA methods: EDIP97, CML2001 and Eco-Indicator 99. Does it matter which one you choose? Int. J. LCA, 8(4), 191-200, 2003

 

[2]

Hauschild, M.Z. and Wenzel, H.: Environmental assessment of products. Vol. 2 - Scientific background, 565 pp. Chapman & Hall, United Kingdom, 1998, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Hingham, MA. USA. ISBN 0412 80810 2

 

[3]

Hauschild, M. and Potting, J.: Spatial differentiation in life cycle impact assessment – the EDIP2003 methodology. Guidelines from the Danish Environmental Protection Agency, Copenhagen, 2004

 

[4]

Potting, J. and Hauschild, M.: Background for spatial differentiation in life cycle impact assessment – the EDIP2003 methodology. Danish Environmental Protection Agency, Copenhagen, 2004

 

[5]

Wenzel, H., Hauschild M.Z. and Alting, L.: Environmental assessment of products. Vol. 1 - Methodology, tools, techniques and case studies, 544 pp. Chapman & Hall, United Kingdom, 1997, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Hingham, MA. USA. ISBN 0 412 80800 5

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