CarbonScope™ is a state-of-the-art interactive web-based
LCA software tool for modeling and analyzing life-cycle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and energy use in complex product supply chains. With CarbonScope, every step in a product life cycle can be modeled in detail from an energy and emissions perspective. CarbonScope™ addresses the increasing concerns about carbon footprints and energy consumption in product life cycles by automating and simplifying the difficult tasks involved in modeling, analyzing and optimizing these critical environmental performance metrics.
Modeling and Analysis Features
CarbonScope™ includes an extensive life cycle inventory (LCI) database covering raw materials used in manufacturing/construction/packaging, common industrial processes, agricultural processes and food products, as well as detailed transport models, energy sources, and domestic/international emission factors. Users can examine the life-cycle GHG emissions and energy use for a single product, compare two or more product life cycles in detail, or examine/compare two or more collections of products such as shopping baskets or manufacturing/construction assemblies.
CarbonScope™ supports the modeling of all key life-cycle stages of products and services, including:
Extraction of raw materials and fuel sources
Production and processing
Transportation and warehousing, including refrigerated options
Waste disposal in production and use and at end-of-life
Life-cycle carbon footprint and energy use analysis for any product or service -- for use in reporting, benchmarking, process characterization, and product eco-labeling.
Identification of hot spots for GHG emissions
and energy use in product/service life cycles.
Verification of specific optimizations to improve supply-chain and life-cycle environmental performance.
CarbonScope™ is a general-purpose analytical tool that can be used across a broad range of industries, products, and services. It has been used extensively to model food and beverage products (including processed foods), packaging materials and systems, building materials and construction, textiles and apparel products (including home textiles), kitchenware, sewer systems, and alternative energy systems -- to cite a few examples.
CarbonScope™ complies with applicable international standards (ISO 14040 series, PAS 2050, GHG Protocol) for life-cycle assessment and product carbon footprint analysis, and will comply with other major standards that are in development.
CarbonScope will be re-released soon as a new carbon modeling tool that can do everything from corporate greenhouse gas inventories to product life-cycle assessments. Please check the app website for updates.
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