Open Science

Resource Efficiency and Climate Change: Material Efficiency Strategies for a Low-Carbon Future

Full report and more details follow soon. This report was developed by the IRP in response to a request by leaders of the Group of 7 nations in the context of efforts to promote resource efficiency as a core element of sustainable development. It conducts a rigorous assessment of the contribution of material efficiency to GHG abatement strategies. More concretely, it assesses the reduction potential of GHG emissions from material efficiency strategies applied in residential buildings and light duty vehicles, and reviews policies that address these strategies.

ODYM – An Open Software Framework for Studying Dynamic Material Systems. Principles, Implementation, and Data Structures

Material flow analysis (MFA) studies the stocks and flows of goods and substances in systems. The methods and algorithms of MFA have improved over the last years, but a flexible platform that integrates recent modeling advances such as simultaneous …

A general data model for socioeconomic metabolism and its implementation in an industrial ecology data commons prototype

Until this day, data in industrial ecology (IE) have been commonly seen as existing within the domain of particular methods or models, such as input–output, life cycle assessment, urban metabolism, or material flow analysis data. This artificial …

A Database Seed for a Community-driven Material Intensity Research Platform

The data record contains Material Intensity data for buildings (MI). MI coefficients are often used for different types of analysis of socio-economic systems and in particular for environmental assessments. Until now, MI values were compiled and …

Nullius in Verba1: Advancing Data Transparency in Industrial Ecology

Nullius in verba -- A guideline proposal for data accessibility and transparency in industrial ecology research