Fire-LCA was invented in response to the need for a more holistic LCA of products containing flame retardants. This chapter describes how to conduct a Fire-LCA, illustrated using three product-based case studies: TV sets, furniture and cables. In the TV-set study a US TV was compared with a European TV, the furniture study compared a European sofa with a UK sofa, while two cables with similar fire performance were compared in the cable study. Finally future trends in holistic assessment of modern products are outlined, including a newly developed cost-benefit methodology.
|Title of host publication||Advances in Fire Retardant Materials|
|Number of pages||29|
|Publication status||Published - 2008 Sep|
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- Other Civil Engineering