Total material and energy flows

An inventory including both a mass and energy flow analysis and a life cycle screening is performed for Kolding Municipality. The inventory provides both a production perspective and a consumer perspective.

The client

Kolding Municipality – Denmark

Our role

2.-0 LCA consultants performs the inventory in collaboration with Kolding Municipality.

An overview and core details to facilitate municipal action

The production perspective of the inventory includes an overview of the total material and energy inputs for all companies (both private and public) in Kolding Municipality, as well as their entire product and production waste output. For all companies the total environmental impacts of all purchases (materials, energy, services etc.), direct emissions, as well as treatment of corporate waste will be calculated. Environmental impacts will be shown as greenhouse gas emissions as well as a selection of other environmental impact categories, such as particle pollution, biodiversity, industrial salt load etc. The impact categories have been selected in collaboration with Kolding Municipality.

The consumption perspective of the inventory includes a statement of the total material and energy inputs to and waste output from Kolding Municipality’s citizens. In addition, the same environmental impacts as for the companies are calculated for citizens’ total consumption of goods, energy, services, public services and waste treatment services.

In Danish: Kort projekt beskrivelse på dansk