(i) The CPM LCA Database is developed within the Swedish Life Cycle Center, and is a result of the continuous work to establish transparent and quality reviewed LCA data. The Swedish Life Cycle Center (founded in 1996 and formerly called CPM) is a center of excellence for the advance of life cycle thinking in industry and other parts of society through research, implementation, communication and exchange of experience on life cycle management. The mission is to improve the environmental performance of products and services, as a natural part of sustainable development. The Center has been instrumental for the development and adoption the life cycle perspective in Swedish companies and has made important contributions to international standardization in the life cycle field. More information about the Center, see www.lifecyclecenter.se.
The Swedish Life Cycle Center owns the CPM LCA Database, which is today maintained by Environmental Systems Analysis at the Department of Energy and Environment at Chalmers University of Technology.
(ii) All LCI datasets can be viewed in in three formats: the SPINE format, a format compatible with the ISO/TS 14048 LCA data documentation format criteria, and in the ILCD format. Three impact assessment models: EPS, EDIP, and ECO-Indicator, can be viewed in the IA98 format. Also a simple IA calculator is provided where the environmental impact of each LCI dataset can be calculated based on the three different IA methods. (iii) unknown (iv) unknown