Download of databases for Simapro and OpenLCA

Simapro software: eco-costs method, Idemat LCIs, and Ecoinvent LCIs 

  1. the Ecocosts 2024 V1.0 csv for Simapro Version 9.5
    Import this file in Methods. Note. Define in Units: Euro 1.16 USD, to avoid an error message during the import session.
    Instructions for eco-costs CSV import in Simapro.
  2. Idemat Dynamic V1.2 csv for Simapro 9.5 (status 2024-02-06)
    This is a library file, to be used in the academic year 2023.
    Instructions for Idemat CSV import in Simapro.
  3. Ecoinvent V3.8 for ecocosts calculations, “cut off”, unit, csv for Simapro 9.4
    (a) list of required modifications in Ecoinvent LCIs (fossil fuels embedded in materials, also required in EN15804), see Excel file
    (b) CSV file on request, only for Ecoinvent v3 licensees

OpenLCA software: eco-costs method, Idemat LCIs, and Ecoinvent LCIs

First, OpenLCA software is to be downloaded from OpenLCA download. and installed.
After that, two files can be downloaded and imported in the OpenLCA software:

  1. Idemat 2023
  2. Ecoinvent V3.8 for ecocosts calculations (at the bottom of this Nexus Open LCA page)

Note 1. The eco-costs calculation method is already included in these files.
Note 2. There seems to be a general problem with the ReCiPe tables in OpenLCA: these tables seem to give wrong answers, since ReCiPe 2016 Enpoint H/A gives wrong results, and we have some doubts on i.e – ReCiPe endpoint (H,A).

Click here for the quick_guide_to_OpenLCA and the
Information on Idemat and advice on Open LCA (essential information for LCA practitioners)