Short procedural guideline to identify the functional unit for a product environmental footprint and to delimit the scope of product categories

Weidema B P (2017)

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2.-0 LCA consultants, report to the Nordic Council of Ministers


This guideline provides a procedural description to identify the relevant granularity of product groups, through the definition of functional units that express the obligatory product properties in the market segment where the products are sold.

This guideline has been produced as a complement to the PEF guidance (European Commission 2013, 2016).

The guideline is applicable for Product Life Cycle Assessments in general, also beyond the Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) scheme.

This report was a contribution to Nordic PEF seminar at Nordic Council of Ministers.

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