Product Attribute to Impact Algorithm - PAIA

Using Streamlined Life Cycle Analysis to Estimate Carbon and Energy Impact

Clear need: efficient and effective approach to LCA

While cost, quality, and performance remain the primary drivers for decision making within firms, changing market dynamics stemming from volatile energy prices, pressure from consumers and private groups, and rapidly developing eco-labeling efforts are causing many firms to focus on the quantification of environmental performance. However, executing quantitative measurement and identifying primary drivers of impact present particular challenges due to the complex and evolving dynamics of products and supply chains.

Research Approach

PAIA Tools Under Development

Harmonization with Other Efforts