WIT Press

Integrated Strategic Assessment Of Local Energy Systems For Reducing Environmental Burdens

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/EENV030021

Volume

62

Pages

12

Published

2003

Size

633.51 kb

Author(s)

M. Salvia, C. Cosmi, M. Macchiato, G. Marmo & F. Pietrapertosa

Abstract

Integrated strategic assessment of local energy systems for reducing environmental burdens M. ~alvia', C. ~osrni',~, M. ~ a c c h i a t o ~ . ~ , G. ~ a r m o ' , ~ & F. ~ietra~ertosa'~~ I Istituto di Metodologie per 1'Analisi Ambientale, C.N.R., Italy 2 Dipartimento di Scienze Fisiche, Universita Federico II, Italy 3 Istituto Nazionale per la Fisica della Materia, Unita di Napoli, Italy 4 Dip. di Ingegneria e Fisica dellJAmbiente, Universita della Basilicata, Italy Abstract Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and comprehensive models represent, at present, two powerful tools to support decision-makers in the definition of environmental recovery strategies. Their integration can therefore represent an essential step for defining an advanced methodology to perform a robust multicriteria decision analysis which enables the individuation of the best compromise solution. In particular, LCA is useful for representing and analysing in more detail the different life steps of products, processes and activitie

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