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CCaLC PVC is a CCaLC tool tailored specifically to estimate lifetime emissions for the PVC sector. The tool has the same features and capabilities as the CCaLC tool, but the in-built case studies are specific to PVC and include windows, floors and pipes. The following are the main features and capabilities of CCaLC: Carbon footprinting CCaLC enables calculations of carbon footprints from 'cradle to grave' and helps to identify carbon 'hot spots' as well as carbon reduction opportunities.Water footprinting CCaLC also enables estimates of water footprint, taking into account water scarcity in different countries.Other environmental impacts CCaLC also calculates other environmental impacts such as acidification, eutrophication, ozone layer depletion, photochemical (summer) smog and human toxicity.Economic impacts CCaLC enables estimation of economic costs and value added, to show the trade-offs between 'carbon added' and 'value added'.Databases and Case studies There are over 5500 data items in the CCaLC databases, including the Ecoinvent database. They include carbon footprint data on materials, energy, transport, packaging and waste. There are also over 50 case studies, including chemicals and related products, food and drink, bio-feedstocks, biofuels and packaging.  

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Product Type
Tool
Data
Focus Area
Low Carbon Development
Scope / Extension
Regional
National
Sub-national, Project, & Local/Community level
Sector
Methodological Steps
Spatial / Geographical Coverage Location
All
Languages
EN
License
other-open
Current Version
2
System Requirements
Windows
File Size (for download)
24MB
Contact Name
Professor Adisa Azapagic
Contact Email
adisa.azapagic@manchester.ac.uk
Identifier
bc3b5596-a896-4a0d-a955-c94685f81f06
e-Learning available
Facilitated Learning Avalable
Facilitated Learning Avalable
Discussion Forum
No