Implications of Material Flow Cost Accounting for Life Cycle Engineering

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This paper describes the basic idea of Material Flow Cost Accounting (MFCA) and explores its usefulness for environmental and life cycle engineering. It argues that a better understanding and assessment of costs related to waste flows incentivizes engineers as well as managers to constantly increase resource and energy efficiency. The paper proceeds to explore MFCA beyond its current methodological limitations by highlighting its potential benefits for life cycle and carbon footprint assessments as well as its usefulness for assessing the financial and environmental consequences of material flow loops in production.
TitelGlocalized Solutions for Sustainability in Manufacturing : Proceedings of the 18th CIRP International Conference on Life Cycle Engineering, Technische Universität Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany, May 2nd - 4th, 2011
HerausgeberJürgen Hesselbach, Christoph Herrmann
Anzahl der Seiten5
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-19691-1
ISBN (elektronisch)978-3-642-19692-8
PublikationsstatusErschienen - 2011
Veranstaltung3rd International Conference on Life Cycle Engineering - LCE 2011 - Braunschweig, Deutschland
Dauer: 02.05.201104.05.2011
Konferenznummer: 3