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LCA Case Studies

There are many efforts to reduce vehicle emissions in the world today and many are considering a multi-material approach.  However, if a life cycle assessment (LCA) is not conducted, these diligent efforts to light weight could actually lead to either nearly negligible reduction or, worse yet, an increase in overall life cycle emissions.  This is the unintended consequence that occurs when LCA is not considered.  The following case studies demonstrate the affects of design choices on total life cycle: