CASCADE (Co-operation and Standards for life Cycle Assessment Data in Europe) was an EU co-funded GROWTH project managed by ENEA.

The project was concerned with the use of ISO TC184/SC4 standards to integrate Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) data with product design data. LCA data defined by ISO 14048 "Life cycle assessment - Data documentation format" was represented using:

  • an extension to the ontology defined in PCA's RDS based on ISO 15926; and
  • OWL (Web Ontology Language) serialized as XML.

The work was validated by a Round Robin example of a packaging Box provided by Rolls-Royce.

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