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Using TRACI to Assess Sustainability

To use the TRACI methodology to evaluate a study:

  1. Complete your inputs for Material, Manufacturing, Use, Transportation, and End of Life.
  2. Expand the Environmental Impact dashboard and click Air.

    Note the current values.

  3. At the bottom of the Sustainability task pane, expand the drop-down list box next to the Home tool_sustainability_home.gif button and select TRACI.

    The results are recalculated.

    The values are different because CML and TRACI use different units of measure.

  4. Click Save As sustainability_save_as_button.png.
  5. In the Sustainability Output dialog box, ensure that Report is selected for File type and click OK.

    The report cannot be generated if other Microsoft Word documents are open.

    The Sustainability report opens in Microsoft Word.

    The Environmental Impact section of the report states that it was calculated using TRACI impact assessment methodology. Values in this section of the report and the Component Environmental Impact section are given in TRACI units of measure.

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