One Click LCA's EPD Hub tool and Pre-verified EPD Generator have been updated to ecoinvent 3.8.
Updates to ecoinvent's database bring with it new data, updated/corrected data and, with version 3.8, a new system model.
This new system model, 'Allocation, cut-off, EN15804', was developed by ecoinvent to help EPD practitioners comply with the standard EN15804&A2:2019 (CEN/TC 350 2019) and to harmonize the calculation of the standard's indicators.
The key differences of the 'Allocation, cut-off, EN15804' to the 'Allocation, cut-off by classification' system model are:
- The cut-off point between the primary and secondary system
- The calculation of the inventory indicators required in EPDs
These differences mean that for some datasets, the emissions in 3.8 will be different to previous versions.
You can read more about version 3.8 in ecoinvent's Data release article here: https://ecoinvent.org/the-ecoinvent-database/data-releases/ecoinvent-3-8/
For more on the 'Allocation, cut-off, EN15804' system model, please visit: https://ecoinvent.org/the-ecoinvent-database/system-models/#!/EN15804