IERE compiles and hosts Life Cycle Inventory (LCI) data for public use. In many studies, privately held data sources are a barrier to the transparency of LCA-related publications. This lack of transparency is a barrier to the widespread adoption and use of LCA. Therefore, making LCI data publicly available facilitates the use of LCA.
Our LCI repository is meant to reduce the time and resource burden to locate existing LCI data sources by cataloging existing LCI data sources. LCI data can be used in tools such as the joint IEEE and EPA's Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT).
The fee for listing LCI data is $500.