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Project data-model certification

LCA & Data model

Upon validation (by a third-party verifier) and certification by Riverse standard, the Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) of the project is audited in order to review and certify that it represents suffisant proof of the project’s process’s impact.

In an LCA or a carbon footprint, the process is analysed in order to link physical flux (material and energy) to environmental impact. Therefore, during the audit the data-model of the project is certify.

graph LR
  Energies --> A(Process)
	Materials --> A
	A --> B(Products)
	A --> D(Wastes)

The data-model is the projects “impact equation” from which the GHG emissions are evaluated. This enables to simplify - and partly automate - impact verificationa s for each project, its impact can be summarized by the following equation:

$$ E_{project}=\sum_{i=1}^{N} k_iE_i $$

Where:

$E_{project}$ is overal project’s impact in CO2eq (included decuded baseline)

$k_i$, called key impact indicators, are physical parameters that are important regarding process’ impact evaluation

$E_i$ are concatenated emission factors linking the overall process emissions to $k_i$

Key impact indicators $k_i$

The key impact indicators are physical parameters that can be controlled and measure (automatically preferably).

To determine whether one should consider using a key impact indicator, it should be :

Of course KII that are directly linked to project’s impact and output (such a ha in forestation, kWh in biogaz production) must be accounted for.