Earlier this year, GreenDelta released the EN15804 add-on for the ecoinvent cut-off unit database. This database supports LCA modelling for Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs), allowing for the calculation of EN15804-specific indicators.

The database has now gone through a review process and is released in version 2. The new documentation is much extended and refined compared to the previous release: https://www.openlca.org//wp-content/uploads/2022/10/EN15804-add-on-in-openLCA_1.4.pdf

Review

The EN15804 add-on database has been reviewed by senior LCA and EPD expert and EPD verifier Therese Daxner, CEO of Daxner and Merl. In her work, she describes the database as “easy-to-use tool suitable to […] LCA studies according to EN 15804”. The database as well as documentation are qualified as “high quality” with “no perceivable errors and identified plausible results”.

The review report can be accessed here: https://www.openlca.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/20221011_ReviewStatement_openLCA-15804-Add-On.pdf

    Next Steps

    You can acquire the EN15804 add-on database through our market place for databases, Nexus (a valid ecoinvent 3.8 licence is required): https://nexus.openlca.org/database/EN15804%20add-on

    For those that already purchased the database, you can go back to Nexus and download the most recent version, with no extra charge.

    Webinar explanatory session of the database, by Dr. Andreas Ciroth: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYriUH1kH6Q