ERG Supports EPA Life-Cycle-Related Tools and Models

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ERG helped EPA develop the environmental release information for the U.S. Environmentally-Extended Input-Output (USEEIO) model. This model uses a life cycle approach to determine high-level impacts of sectors in the U.S. economy across the full supply chain. Impact categories relate to environmental impact potential, resource use, waste generated, and economic and social considerations. The USEEIO model serves as an engine behind EPA’s Sustainable Materials Management (SMM) Prioritization Tools, which comprise interfaces that deliver impact results for supply chains of purchased goods and services from national (e.g., governments, academic institutions) or organizational (e.g., CEOs, procurement and sustainability professionals) perspectives.