LCA Streamlining Techniques Applied to Furniture Design
Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) techniques are being widely applied in different fields of product design. But a full LCA requires such a large amount of data, making its application is so expensive and time consuming that it can not be applied in a usual way when a rapid decision is required. Therefore, it is necessary to simplify the current LCA methodology, but without incurring the risk of obtaining different results with regard to a full LCA. This paper proposes the application of different streamlining techniques to products manufactured in an office furniture company and the analysis of their effects in relation to a complete LCA.