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ICM Database

Integrated Carbon Metrics Embodied Carbon Life Cycle Inventory Database
17 Dec 2019
Description

The ICM Database (Integrated Carbon Metrics Embodied Carbon Life Cycle Inventory Database) provides Australian-specific Carbon Footprint Intensities for around 650 construction and building materials, as well as built environment-related products and processes, based on a hybrid life cycle assessment methodology. Detailed analysis and reliable quantification of embodied greenhouse gas emissions of buildings, precincts and infrastructure are a vital part of designing a low carbon built environment and achieving emissions reductions. The ICM database can be used to calculate embodied greenhouse gas emissions of construction materials, building products and processes in the construction and/or operational phase of buildings, precincts, infrastructures and other applications in the built environment. Carbon Footprint Intensities were calculated using the Integrated Hybrid Life Cycle Assessment method, where the monetary input-output table is connected to the physical process matrix. Two main types of data are hybridised in this database- Process data from the Australian National Life Cycle Inventory Database are connected with Input-output data from an Australian national Supply-and-Use Table (SUT). The ICM Database was created by the Sustainability Assessment program at UNSW Sydney, and is an output of the Integrated Carbon Metrics project (number RP2007) supported by the CRC for Low Carbon Living (CRCLCL).

Identifiers: 
DOI: 
10.26190/5df6aa5d5effd
Access Rights Type: 
Open
Language: 
English

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