The EcoInvent database provides life cycle inventory (LCI) datasets, including science-based, industrial, international life cycle assessment (LCA) and life cycle management (LCM) data. It contains information on carbon accounting.

Spatial Coverage: 

Datasets are available in ecoSpold2 format. Unit process (UPR) datasets can be viewed using the ecoEditor which can be downloaded for free from the EcoInvent website. The data type .spold can be overwritten to .xml and thus all the UPR, cumulative inventory (LCI) and results of the impact assessment (LCIA) of any activity can be viewed in any xml editor or imported into excel using the function “From XML Data Import”.

Data Access: 

Access is by username and password. University of Edinburgh users should consult the A-Z of bibliographic databases or contact the Library Academic Support team.