Life Cycle Costing

In openLCA 1.5 Life Cycle Costing is newly implemented. In line with the approach of Environmental Life Cycle Costing, it comes as a flow-based approach for calculating Life Cycle Costs and Value Added, with Value Added being considered as „negative cost“. This implementation replaces previous, process cost based approaches in openLCA. It is more flexible since it allows specification of separate costs for each exchange in a process. (manual)