Product Attribute to Impact Algorithm - PAIA

PAIA Tools Under Development

The PAIA approach was originally developed around product types or families (as opposed to SKU-level) of IT products, however its application to non-IT products is promising. The PAIA methodology has the potential to improve the scalability of the carbon footprinting process to other products through a simple, scientific process. Through this process, supplier data collection may also be improved, cutting down on the use of redundant supplier questionnaires and standardizing the data collection format.

Examples of products for which streamlined LCA methodologies have been developed

Products for which streamlined LCA methodologies have been developed include:


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