LCA Resources

Serving the LCA community worldwide

The CIRAIG has been involved in international collaborative projects contributing to the development and advancement of LCA methodology since 2001. 

Some of these key projects led to practical tools such as Open IO Canada and DynCO2, used by many LCA practitioners around the world. Other key projects led to international consensus on methodology, such as the Water Use in LCA (WULCA) project.

Finally, our key projects also aim to consistently improve data quality in life cycle inventory databases, such as the Quebec LCI Database project, and to improve the impact assessment phase of LCA with regionalization , such as Impact WORLD+.


A group project on the assessment of use and depletion of water resources within LCA


Integrating potential environmental impacts of marine litter into LCA

Carbon Footprint Quebec

To determine the feasibility of large scale carbon footprint labeling in Québec and guide subsequent actions

Open IO Canada

Open source Input-Output LCA model and tool to estimate life cycle impacts of products and services

Impact world

Impact WORLD+

A globally regionalized method for life cycle impact assessment (LCIA)