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You will find information on tools that address cost/benefit and availability, exposure assessment, materials management and other comparative attributes of interest in an alternatives assessment. 

 

TOOLS CATEGORY ORGANISATION DESCRIPTION
BuildingEcology.com: LCA Software, Tools, and Databases Life Cycle Building Ecology.com BuildingEcology.com's LCA directory provides a list of assessment software, tools, and databases with links.
Hazard Assessment Tools and Methods (DTSC): A Review of Cost/Benefit Analysis Tools and Guides Cost/Benefit and Availability, Life Cycle California Department of Toxic Substances Control This review details existing cost/benefit analysis tools and guidelines for hazard, exposure, life cycle, and alternatives assessment frameworks.
Environmental Assessment Tool for Organic Syntheses (EATOS) Cost/Benefit and Availability, Materials Management Dr. Jürgen O. Metzger, Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg The Environmental Assessment Tool for Organic Syntheses (EATOS) is a tool for the environmental assessment of organic syntheses.
Finechem Tool Life Cycle ETH Zurich Finechem is a software tool used to estimate the resource use and environmental impacts of petrochemical production based on molecular structure.
ECETOC Targeted Risk Assessment (TRA) Tool Exposure Assessment European Centre for Ecotoxicology and Toxicology of Chemicals ECETOC TRA is a software tool that calculates the risk of exposure from chemicals to workers, consumers, and the environment. It is a REACH preferred approach for evaluating consumer and worker health risks.
European Chemicals Agency (ECHA): Guidance on Socio-Economic Analysis for Authorization Cost/Benefit and Availability, Social Impact European Chemicals Agency Aimed to help stakeholders fulfill their obligations under REACH regulation, this guidance provides socio-economic information on applications of authorization.
European Chemicals Agency (ECHA): Guidance on Information Requirements and Chemical Safety Assessment, Exposure Scenario Building Exposure Assessment European Chemicals Agency This review is designed to help stakeholders understand substance properties, use and risk management measures, and chemical safety assessment requirements under REACH.
European Commission: LCA Resources Directory Life Cycle European Commission The European Commission's LCA directory contains software and database developers and suppliers, LCA/LCT service providers, documents and studies developed with different life cycle approaches, and information on skills and CVs of potential reviewers for various schemes.
COSHH Essentials Exposure Assessment Great Britain Health and Safety Executive COSHH Essentials consists of factsheets outlining how to control exposure to hazardous substances in the workplace. It also offers an e-tool that directs the user to the most appropriate factsheet for their inputted scenario.
Material IQ  Life Cycle, Materials Management GreenBlue Material IQ provides a platform that acts as a marketplace for manufacturers to share the sustainability attributes of their products. It reduces the costs associated with the collection and evaluation of chemical level information by working directly with upstream suppliers.
Interstate Chemicals Clearinghouse: Alternatives Assessment Guide, Performance Evaluation Module Performance Evaluation Interstate Chemicals Clearinghouse The IC2 Guide recommends a minimum data set needed to conduct an AA, includes all reasonable criteria to be addressed in an AA (hazard, exposure, performance, cost, availability, etc.), and fosters replacement of toxic chemicals in products by selection of less hazardous, safer alternatives.
US National Institute of Standards and Technology: Building for Environmental and Economic Stability (BEES) 3.0 Cost/Benefit and Availability National Institute of Standards and Technology Based on consensus standards, Building for Environmental and Economic Sustainability (BEES) software enables designers, builders, and product manufacturers to select cost-effective, environmentally-preferable building products.
Netherlands National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM): Exposure Models Review Exposure Assessment Netherlands National Institute for Public Health and the Environment This site provides a list of consumer and tiered exposure models with links.
Netherlands National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM): ConsExpo Exposure Assessment Netherlands National Institute for Public Health and the Environment ConsExpo is a set of models that enables the estimation and assessment of exposure to substances from consumer products that are used indoors, and their uptake by humans.
Energy and Materials Flow and Cost Tracker (EMFACTT™) Cost/Benefit and Availability, Materials Management Northeast Waste Management Officials' Association Energy and Materials Flow and Cost Tracker (EMFACT™) is a software tool used by companies to track releases, discharges, wastes, and costs associated with energy and materials.
SciveraLENS Enterprise  Exposure Assessment, Life Cycle, Materials Management SciVera LLC SciveraLENS Enterprise is a software companies can use to validate the safety of their products by gaining access to chemical ingredient, toxicological hazard, and risk assessment processes for a reduced cost compared to traditional services.
Advanced REACH Tool (ART) 1.5 Exposure Assessment Stakeholders from industry and EU member states Advanced REACH Tool (ART) 1.5 incorporates a mechanistic model of inhalation and provides the ability to use built-in exposure data or the user's own data.
Pollution Prevention Options Analysis System (P2OASys)  Exposure Assessment, Life Cycle, Materials Management Toxics Use Reduction Institute The P2OASys Tool is a spreadsheet tool that can be used to examine the potential environmental and worker impacts of toxics use reduction options in a comprehensive manner.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Exposure Toolbox (EPA-Expo-Box) Exposure Assessment U.S. Environmental Protection Agency EPA's EXPOsure toolBOX (EPA-Expo-Box) assists individuals from within the government, industry, academia, and the general public with assessing exposure by providing a one stop shop for assessment tools.
OncoLogic™ Version 8.0 - A Computer System to Evaluate the Carcinogenic Potential of Chemicals  Exposure Assessment U.S. Environmental Protection Agency OncoLogic™ evaluates the carcinogenic potential of chemicals based on studies of how chemicals cause cancer in animals and humans. Once the user inputs chemical and use information, OncoLogic™ constructs an estimation of carcinogenicity potential.
Program for Assisting the Replacement of Industrial Solvents (PARIS) III - Solvent Substitution Software Tool  Life Cycle, Materials Management U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Solvent Substitution Software Tool, PARIS III, is a desktop/laptop application that allows users to find mixtures of solvents with specific physical and chemical properties that also have relatively low environmental impacts.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: P2 Greenhouse Gas Calculator Materials Management U.S. Environmental Protection Agency The P2 Greenhouse Gas Calculator calculates greenhouse gas emission reductions from electricity conservation, green energy, fuel and chemical substitutions, water conservation, and improved materials management.
UL The Wercs  Cost/Benefit and Availability, Exposure Assessment, Materials Management UL UL The Wercs enables manufacturers to derive greener formulations by analyzing ingredients and their potential impacts on human health and the environment.
UNEP/SETAC Life Cycle Initiative Life Cycle United Nations Environment Program, Division of Industry and Economics (UNEP DTIE) This report maps global hotspots analysis methodologies to identify and understand their commonalities and differences. The ultimate goal of the UNEP/SETAC Lifecycle Initiative is to evaluate and, if possible, implement a range of options to bring together the findings of existing hotspots studies to provide a richer, global picture of sustainability hotspots in the economy and society.

 

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