GaBi Environmental Database
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Use the worldwide gold standard for environmental impact data to ensure the validity and credibility of your environmental impacts assessments with SOLIDWORKS Sustainability software . The extensive GaBi® Life Cycle Inventory (LCI) database, created by PE INTERNATIONAL, a pioneering life cycle assessment (LCA) firm, is built on scientific expertise and empirical data gathered over 20-plus years. The GaBi environmental database is regularly updated inside SOLIDWORKS Sustainability to ensure information is current.
Key attributes of the GaBi Environmental Database include:
Database of Environmental Impacts
The GaBi environmental LCI database is a peer-reviewed set of environmental impacts obtained through a combination of scientific experimentation and empirical results obtained in the field. Nearly all SOLIDWORKS materials and typical manufacturing processes for each material are mapped to the equivalent GaBi material and process.
Industry Aggregate Process Model
The GaBi database uses an industry aggregate process model of data from actual materials processing and manufacturing companies, which are aggregated to the industry level. Using SOLIDWORKS Sustainability, you can view the typical manufacturing parameters for each process in each region. For example, the database includes the average heat energy usage, electricity consumption, and scrap rate for polypropylene injection molding in North America, as well as for 6061 aluminum machining in India. Override these industry and regional defaults to set more specific, customized inputs and results for your organization.