Databases: Ecoinvent version 3
Access to ecoinvent is available through two options. To access the online database through the ecoinvent centre, click "login databases" on the database homepage and use the NCSU username and password obtained from logging in with your Unity ID. Users can also download the openLCA version of the ecoinvent database for use with openLCA. The Ecoinvent Centre - a Competence Centre of ETHZ, EPFL, PSI, Empa and ART - is the world's leading supplier of consistent and transparent life cycle inventory (LCI) data of known quality and offers science-based, industrial, international life cycle assessment (LCA) and life cycle management (LCM) data and services. The Swiss Centre for Life Cycle Inventories under the leadership of EMPA, will combine and extend these different LCI databases. The goal is a unified and generic set of LCI data of high quality, initially including the areas of energy, transportation, waste disposal, construction, chemicals, detergents, papers and agriculture, which is valid for Swiss and Western European conditions. Consistent and coherent LCA datasets for basic processes make it easier to perform life cycle assessment studies, and increase the credibility and acceptance of the life cycle assessment results.