On criteria for the evaluation of life cycle assessment software

On criteria for the evaluation of life cycle assessment software Int J Life Cycle Assess (2017) 22:1475–1476 DOI 10.1007/s11367-017-1358-z LETTER TO THE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF 1,2 Reinout Heijungs Received: 24 April 2017 /Accepted: 20 June 2017 /Published online: 5 July 2017 Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany 2017 Seto et al. (2017) present an analysis of five software packages Bcriteria for the evaluation of life cycle assessment software for life cycle assessment (LCA). They point out that LCA packages and life cycle inventory data,^ and that concrete is software should not only be compared in an abstract way. only an Bapplication.^ Indeed, the analysis by Ciroth (2012) might be regarded as a Next, although the abstract innocently mentions that Bsoftware package C^ performed best, a closer look reveals bit clinical, as the proof of the pudding is in the end supposed to be in its eating. Three other recent publications (Speck et al. that there is a suspicious connection at work: software pack- 2015a, b and Herrmann and Moltesen 2015) in fact concen- age C is in fact GaBi, and the responsible editor of this article trate on the results delivered by different software. It is strange was Martin Baitz, who happens to be employed by Thinkstep that Seto et al. (2017) seem to http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment Springer Journals

On criteria for the evaluation of life cycle assessment software

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Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright
Copyright © 2017 by Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany
Subject
Environment; Environment, general; Environmental Economics; Environmental Engineering/Biotechnology; Environmental Chemistry
ISSN
0948-3349
eISSN
1614-7502
D.O.I.
10.1007/s11367-017-1358-z
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