The ecoinvent database is one of the world's leading life cycle assessment databases that supports various types of sustainability assessments. It enables analyses of the environmental impacts of products and services throughout their life cycle, from production to consumption and disposal.
The database contains more than 18,000 Life Cycle Inventory (LCI) data from a wide range of economic sectors at both regional and global levels, including agriculture and livestock, forestry and timber, building and construction, chemicals and plastics, energy, metals, textiles, transport, tourism, waste management, recycling and water supply.
We have licensed ecoinvent for TUM members. They can access the online version or download the datasets for analyses in LCA software. The latest version, ecoinvent v3.8, has recently become available at TUM.
Your online access
TUM members can use the database in two ways:
- Option 1: Access the online version of ecoinvent. For this you need the corresponding ecoinvent login.
- Option 2: Download the ecoinvent database for use in the LCA software openLCA via NAS drive. Access is only possible within the Munich Scientific Network (MWN).
Access and database details: ecoinvent