NorEnviro facilitates that research organisations and companies can make LCA data available via a common infrastructure, and therefore functions as a national library for LCA data.
Through NorEnviro, research organisations have the opportunity to make part of their research available in the form of LCA data. This has become a requirement in projects funded by the Norwegian Research Council and the EU. In addition, Norwegian companies have the opportunity to share information and LCA data about their products and processes. This allows decision-making to be informed by the most specific available data.
The individual data provider is responsible for data quality. However, NorEnviro facilitates standardisation as far as possible and will develop systems for quality assurance and metadata.
NorEnviro’s primary target group is LCA experts. LCA data will be available in several LCA data formats (ILCD (EF2.0) and Simapro CSV) for import into different types of LCA software. Companies can also get access to the characterized version of the datasets (e.g. CO2 eq.), to facilitate usage of data in tools or similar.