Background and Reflections on the Life Cycle Assessment Harmonization Project


  • Garvin A. Heath,

  • Margaret K. Mann

  • LCAs differ [in methods and assumptions] often for legitimate reasons, but their inconsistency hampers direct comparison of the results. … the LCA Harmonization project developed a meta-analytical procedure called “harmonization” which adjusted the previously published estimates to ones based on a more consistent set of methods and assumptions.

Garvin Heath National Renewable Energy Laboratory 1617 Cole Blvd. Mailstop RSF300 Golden, CO 80401-3305 USA garvin.heath@nrel.gov