Appraisal Instrument Organizational Template

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Attribute Ranking (ART)

• Material Flow Analysis (MFA)
• Substance Flow Analysis (SFA)
• Environmental Input-Output Analysis (EIOA)/Environmentally Extended Input-Output Analysis (EEIOA)
• Input-Output Analysis, including Social Accounting Matrices (IOA, including SAM)
• Material Intensity per Service Unit (MIPS)
• Carbon Footprint       •Scenario Development             • Checklist                             • Forms                                  • Questionnaires                 • Impact Tables 
  • Cost Benefit Analysis (CBA)
• Life Cycle Costing (LCC)
• Total Cost Assessment (TCA)
• External Costs (ExternE)                  • E3ME (energy-environment-economy model of Europe)                   • Cost-effective calculation 
• Process steps

Output Assessment (OAT)

• Energy/Exergy Analysis (EA) •Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)
• Sustainability Assessment (SA) – authority tool when conducted by regulators for approval purposes but can also be classified as an organizational tool when conducted by proponents to improve internal decision-making (p.182)
• Computable General Equilibrium Model (CGEM)                                • Partial Equilibrium Modeling (PEM)        • Standard Cost Model                      • MARKAL (optimized bottom-up energy system model) • Life Cycle Activity Analysis (LCAA)
• Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) –SEA is process-oriented but could be authority tool in the case of the SEA Directive of the EU (p.175-6)
• Life Cycle Optimisation (LCO)


Design (DT)

• Eco-Design (EDM) ·   • Sustainable Process Design (SPD)   • Green Accounting (GA) • Product Oriented Environmental Management Systems (POEMS)

Some examples:

a) Attribute Ranking Tools (ART):

1. Information:

2. Treasury/Financial:

3. Organizational: 

  • Process steps

 b) Output Assessment Tools (OAT):

1. Information

2. Authority

3. Treasury/Financial 

4. Organizational


c) Design tools (DT):

1. Information

  • Eco-Design (EDM)
  • Sustainable Process Design (SPD)

2. Treasury/Financial

3. Organizational

  • Product Oriented Environmental Management Systems (POEMS)


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